The Volunteer Lawyer Program helps low-income individuals who qualify by placing them with volunteer attorneys who will handle their case without charge. The VLP can only refer civil legal matters. Please see the types of cases we can accept, as well as those we cannot accept, listed below. If you believe your legal problem falls into one of the areas we can accept, click on the “How Do I Apply” button to begin the intake and qualification process.

We DO NOT give legal advice. Only attorneys can give advice and we do not staff attorneys in our office.

Types of cases taken

  • Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Bankruptcy (Client must have $345 filing fee before being placed with a volunteer attorney)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Consumer
  • Small Claims Collections (No lawsuits)
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • POA/Wills/Health Care Directives
  • Estate Law
  • Guardianships
  • Expungement referred through 2nd Chance Clinic
  • Specialized Driving Privileges Clinic
  • Modest Means Family Law

Cases not taken

  • Change of venue
  • Criminal
  • Appeals
  • Fee-generating cases, such as personal injury
  • Cases where hearing is set within the next 30 days
  • Representation of incarcerated people
  • Emergencies
  • Any case against the judicial or criminal justice system or any government entity
  • Cases filed in other pro bono districts or other states
  • Interstate cases