JALA supports pro bono attorneys in many ways. JALA provides professional liability coverage to all volunteer attorneys who handle JALA cases. This includes both intake attorneys involved in intake and outreach programs and, also, attorneys who represent clients. The coverage is secondary to other coverage the attorney might have.
Volunteers receive resource materials to enable them to represent indigent clients. JALA has many online CLE courses that have been developed specifically with pro bono attorneys in mind. Go to the “Training and Support for Pro Bono Attorneys” section of this site. These CLE courses are offered free of charge in exchange for pro bono assistance for at least one pro bono client within a year of requesting the CLE materials.
JALA staff attorneys and private attorneys are available as expert resources to assist with pro bono cases.
Volunteers are reimbursed for reasonable and necessary costs of litigation and other case-related costs.
Participation in a pro bono project or pro bono case representation gives the attorney valuable experience and new skills in various areas of law. It also provides a very rewarding experience and the opportunity to help stabilize a person or family in need.