Pro Bono assistance is critical to Inner City Law Center’s ability to serve our clients. We have several opportunities for pro bono attorneys, paralegals and other professionals. Please contact ICLC’s Director of Pro Bono at email@example.com to get involved.
Pro Bono Attorneys
We have four main project areas that depend on pro bono assistance from attorneys and firms:
Homelessness Prevention / Eviction Defense. Pro bono attorneys defend low-income tenants from eviction and help prevent homelessness. Unlawful detainer (eviction) cases are on an expedited schedule and often include opportunities for discovery, settlement, and trial with a limited period of time.
Homeless Veterans Project. Pro bono attorneys represent homeless veterans in connection with their disability benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to help obtain income support, health care, and other benefits that are rightfully due to them. ICLC specializes in psychological trauma claims, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) arising from combat or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). VA benefits cases often provide opportunities to work with veterans in documenting their claims and assisting with letter briefs. In most cases, no litigation or hearings are involved so these matters are a good fit for transactional or litigation attorneys. The Project also handles matters involving discharge upgrades, expungement and other veterans issues.
Housing Litigation. ICLC is looking for attorneys and firms who are outraged by the slum conditions that plague our city’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. Our housing litigation cases give you an opportunity to partner with ICLC to combat these conditions on a larger scale. Attorneys work on all aspects of housing litigation, including discovery, hearings, settlement negotiations and trial preparation. It is an opportunity to use your litigation skills to make a huge difference in the lives of our clients.
Policy and Litigation Research and Advocacy. Pro bono attorneys research issues relating to permanent supportive housing, housing litigation, tenants’ rights, impact litigation, veterans legal claims, and many other issues relevant to ICLC’s work. We also have opportunities for attorneys to support our policy advocacy.
Pro Bono Paralegals
ICLC often requires the assistance of pro bono paralegals for assistance on projects ranging from client intake, Spanish/English translation, filing, editing, scanning, file review, and discovery to trial preparation.
Paralegal Party: Join us at ICLC for a night of administrative support and volunteering fun. The nights are organized on an as needed basis, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and are held at ICLC. To be added to the party invite list, email ICLC’s Director of Pro Bono at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paralegal Volunteer / Internship: We also have opportunities for paralegals and other administrative support professionals interested in volunteering with ICLC on a regular basis.
ICLC is always looking for professionals interested in donating their services. We periodically need various other services: e.g., translation, photography, medical (especially mental health), accounting, engineering, economics, banking, and bilingual financial advice.
Please contact ICLC’s Director of Pro Bono at email@example.com to donate your services.