Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Featured pro bono opportunity: Neighborhood Legal Services
October is Pro Bono
Month. The MBA urges members to expand their pro bono efforts
to help those who need legal services. Click here to view a list of companies and MBA
programs in need of volunteers. To view MBA President Valerie A.
Yarashus' letter to membership about Pro Bono Month, click here.
Mission: To provide free civil legal
services to low income and elderly clients in Essex and Northern
- Conduct Pro Se clinics (divorce, housing,
bankruptcy/debtor, foreclosure prevention);
- Provide advice (unemployment, immigration or family law
- Conduct attorney trainings (basic family law or
- Provide direct representation (family law, disability,
bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, student loans);
- Be a mentor for other volunteer/pro bono attorneys; and
- Write/review legal materials.
Populations: Low income residents who meet
income guidelines and elderly residents (no income
Service area: Essex and Northern Middlesex
Legal areas: Elder, employment, family, housing,
immigration, consumer, public benefits and community
Requirements: Must be in good standing with the
Board of Bar Overseers
Support: Reference materials, training,
professional liability insurance, mentoring, supervision and
Contact: Henriette Perkins, pro bono coordinator,
37 Friend St., Third Floor, Lynn, MA 01902, [e-mail hperkins]
Click here to view the April 2009 Lawyers
Journal profile on Neighborhood Legal Services.