Jacksonville Bar Association

Pro Bono

oneThe Fourth Judicial Circuit offers a variety of pro bono opportunities serving low-income persons.  These opportunities allow for professional development and are personally rewarding.

Pro Bono Case Representation:

  • Pro bono attorneys indicate their preferred practice areas and review case summaries and documents prior to acceptance.
  • Pro bono attorneys may also indicate a specific client group such as Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership (NFMLP) patients, veterans, immigrants, senior citizens, children, nonprofits or Community Development Corporations, Guardian Ad Litem cases, or Office of Public Defender cases.
  • Pro bono attorneys may indicate their willingness to accept judicial appointments in Bankruptcy Court, Civil and Dependency Courts, and/or serve as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Pro Bono Projects (one-day, non-case representation opportunities):

  • Ask-A-Lawyer Events
  • Legal Phone-In (First Coast News)
  • General Client In-take (offsite with partner agencies)
  • Monthly Group Information Clinic Presenter
  • Monthly Estate Planning Intake Night
  • Nonprofit Agency Counsel & Support
  • Teach CLE for other Pro Bono Attorneys
  • Expert Resource for another Pro Bono Attorney
  • Citizenship Day
  • Advance Directives for Seniors Events
  • CLE Presenter for trainings to support other pro bono attorneys and/or legal services staff.

Pro Bono Attorneys are provided with the following resources:

  • CLE Courses (online and in-person)
  • Expert Resource Attorneys
  • Law Students (to assist in document prep or serve as translators, if needed)
  • Access to Westlaw (for pro bono case research)
  • Professional Liability Insurance (for JALA Cases)
  • Meeting Space
  • Reimbursement of Case Costs

Review Pro Bono Cases Awaiting Placement with Pro Bono Attorneys: http://www.jaxlegalaid.org/probono/index.php. Cases listed are from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership, and Three Rivers Legal Services.

To volunteer and for more information contact Kathy Para, Esquire, Chairperson, The Jacksonville Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, at (904) 356-8371, ext. 363 or e-mail kathy.para@jaxlegalaid.org.













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