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Fort Bend Lawyers Care

To provide low-income Fort Bend County residents with equal access to justice through volunteer lawyers. Offers legal advice over the phone on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Offers a Parenting Order Legal Clinic every 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm at Missouri City YMCA

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Fort Bend
  • Area of law: Arts, Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault, Foster Youth/Minors, Public Utilities, Special Education
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Immigrants, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, 1st Wed: 7am to 9pm legal line
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: FBLC holds CLE courses for our volunteer licensed attorneys for free, if they take at least 2 pro bono cases.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • CLE pro bono comments: Included is the Ad Litem Certification CLE
  • 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: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Client intake and screening, Hotline staffing, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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