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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Saint Johns
  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, full case representation, group information clinics, pro-se clinics
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Military/Veterans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish, JALA serves a large and diverse immigrant population. Multi-lingual attorneys are needed in a variety of volunteer capacities including case representation and brochure translators.
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Volunteers may participate remotely in some circumstances.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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