The Court Service Center at the Edward Brooks Courthouse is seeking experienced volunteer attorneys who are dynamic, self-starting and interested in access to justice issues within the court system. Volunteer attorneys will work directly with self-represented litigants to give neutral legal information about court procedures and applicable laws. Just to be clear, attorneys will not be providing representation, but rather providing litigants with information so they may represent themselves.
This is an excellent opportunity for experienced attorneys to provide assistance to pro se litigants and also provide mentorship to law students and newer attorneys.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Greeting litigants and explaining available services
- Referring litigants to other departments or offices
- Interviewing litigants about their needs
- Assisting litigants with legal paperwork
- Doing research regarding area resources
- Drafting documents
Attorneys with a strong background in probate and family law and housing law are encouraged to volunteer.
To volunteer, please contact Sheriece M. Perry, Esq. at [email protected].
All volunteer attorneys must complete a CORI check and be eligible to work in the United States.