CLE training webinars, expert resources, and WestLaw access are some of the ways Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) supports pro bono attorneys (see below). In addition, pro bono attorneys are covered by JALA’s professional liability insurance when assisting JALA pro bono clients.
Substantive Area CLE Training Webinars
The goal of each of the training courses is to give the pro bono attorney the tools to represent a pro bono client in the particular substantive area of law. Click here to see the listing of on-line CLE seminars available to pro bono attorneys.
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
JALA’s Pro bono attorneys are covered by legal services professional liability insurance when assisting JALA pro bono clients. New pro bono attorneys may also be paired with an expert resource attorney for guidance during the progress of the pro bono case.
Representing Low-Income and Vulnerable Clients
This brief six-minute video gives the pro bono attorney valuable insights into the challenges of representing low-income and vulnerable clients. This downloadable brochure is also very helpful and reinforces tips and techniques presented in the video.
Receiving Guidance from Expert Resource Attorneys
Pro bono attorneys may also receive guidance from expert resource attorneys who are ready and willing to provide direction and feedback in specific substantive areas.
WestLaw Legal Research Access
Pro bono attorneys may receive WestLaw access for legal research pertaining to their JALA/NFMLP pro bono clients’ cases. Please contact Kathy Para, Esq. at Kathy.Para@jaxlegalaid.org for more information.
Law Student Assistance
A pro bono attorney may be assigned a law student to assist with document preparation, research, general case management and foreign language translaton. Please contact Kathy Para, Esq. at Kathy.Para@jaxlegalaid.org for more information.
Meeting Space and Notary Services
JALA’s provides Pro bono attorneys meeting space and notary services.