Pro Bono and Community Volunteer Opportunities
Join the Military Legal Assistance Effort
The State Bar has partnered with Army OneSource to enlist members of the Bar to provide greater access to legal assistance for active duty military personnel and veterans. Even if you do not practice in a particular area of need, there are ways you can help, for example, through limited scope representation or intake assistance. Click here to get more information or call 602.340.7226.
Other Ways to Volunteer
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
The Foundation offers a number of volunteer opportunities, including its Access to Justice Modest Means program. To learn more about this and other opportunities visit their website by clicking the link above.
Arizona Wills for Heroes
The Wills for Heroes program provides free wills, living wills, and powers of attorney to first responder personnel and their spouses/partners in Arizona. Lawyers, notaries and lay volunteers are needed for wills events, usually held on Saturdays. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, in partnership with the State Bar of Arizona, oversees the program and is an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) entity. To learn more, click the link above.
André House of Arizona
André House supplies pro bono attorneys for the homeless, disadvantaged, working poor, and all veterans. They offer free legal consultations on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to noon. Any attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant willing to donate some time should contact one of the coordinators of André House Legal Services, Bob Gottsfield at 480.619.0027 or Janis Garcia at 480.945.1060. André House is located at 213 S. 11th Ave. in Phoenix.
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project
Offers information and legal assistance to seniors in Maricopa County. Volunteer lawyers and trained advocates can assist clients with any of the legal issues such as government benefits, consumer affairs, wills, probate and guardianship. For more information, please call 602.252.6710.
Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project Pro Bono Program
The Florence Project recruits, trains and mentors attorneys who accept their cases on a pro bono basis. Pro bono attorneys represent detained immigrants in removal proceedings in connection with the Florence, Eloy, and Children Programs.
Office of the Arizona Attorney General Volunteer Attorney Program
The Attorney General's Office, Arizona's largest law firm, has implemented a Volunteer Attorney Program for attorneys willing to serve as an Assistant Attorney General without compensation. For criteria and application process, visit the link above.
Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
In order to bring hope and justice to those who are less fortunate, the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Southern Arizona Legal Aid matches attorneys who wish to do pro bono work with low-income clients in need of civil legal assistance. Volunteer opportunities exist with Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties.
Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County
Co-sponsored by Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association, VLP makes it possible for you to provide a few hours of service or advice regarding civil law matters. You can also represent a low income client from start to finish. For those willing to assist with pro bono matters outside their usual area of practice, VLP provides training opportunities, mentors and consultants. Volunteer opportunities are in La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, or Yuma counties.