Volunteer Lawyer Program
Serving the Community Since 2002

Volunteer Lawyer

Serving the Community Since 2002

Services 

The Volunteer Lawyer Program has volunteers for many types of cases. Listed below are types of cases that we do, and do not take. Please read carefully the information we have provided before calling for the Initial Intake.

Types of Cases We Take

Serving the Community since 2002

​The Volunteer Lawyer Program has volunteers for many types of cases. Listed below are types of cases that we do, and do not take. Please read carefully the information we have provided before calling for the Initial Intake.

  • Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Step-Parent Adoption
  • Bankruptcy: Client must have filing fees before being placed with a volunteer lawyer ($335)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Consumer
  • Small Claims Collections (Not Lawsuits)
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • POA/Wills/ Health Care Directives
  • Estate Law
  • Guardianships
  • Tort Defense
  • Clinics for Bankruptcy

Cases We Cannot Assist With

  • Change of Venue
  • CHINS cases
  • Criminal
  • Appeals
  • Driver's licenses or traffic tickets
  • 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 
  • We DO NOT give legal advice. Only attorneys can give advice and we do not staff attorneys in our office.

Important Note:

Not all people who qualify for VLP assistance are

referred to an attorney for direct representation. 

Some people may be placed in one of our other programs.