Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program
LEGAL AID HAS YOU TUBE VIDEOS
Log on and take a look at the new You Tube videos to help those who cannot afford an attorney. Currently, videos online are:
New videos are in the works so check periodically. If you have suggestions on what you want to see, let us know.
KENTUCKY ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION
The Kentucky Access to Justice Commission has completed its second year.
There were three (3) primary accomplishments of the KAJC in 2012: (1) getting funding for
civil legal aid increased by $250,000 from the General Assembly’s state appropriation; (2) producing a
video to promote the need for civil legal aid; and (3) educating the district and circuit
judiciary about developing access to justice issues and encouraging action.
You can find the video at
Celebrate Pro Bono!
A special thanks to all the Kentucky pro bono programs that helped "Celebrate
Pro Bono" in Kentucky! Most importantly, thanks to all the lawyers,
judges and paralegals who donate their services to help improve the legal
system. Mark your calendar and plan now for this year's celebration week,
October 21-25, 2013.
For more information visit www.celebrateprobono.org
or contact your local pro bono office. If you need any other information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services for volunteer attorneys
Coordinating pro bono online! The KyVLP makes it
easy for lawyers to volunteer. Lawyers can now come to this website
and sign up with their local pro bono program. Signing up on this website
is the same as signing up with your local program. After filling out
a brief sign-up page on this website, you may receive weekly emails
of persons in need of legal representation in your designated practice
and geographic areas if you choose. If you prefer to be advised of volunteer
opportunities by telephone, your coordinator will contact you accordingly.
You are not obligated to take a case simply by signing up to receive
the emails. When you are ready to take a case, simply reply to the email
notice or web link. You will then be contacted for a conflicts check
by your local pro bono coordinator. After clearing the conflicts check,
additional information may be available to you. Once the case is completed,
you will be able to close the case online as well. Try it out and let
us know your opinions and suggestions so together we can help those
Forms and mentors. By working through your local pro
bono program, often forms are available, particularly in family law cases,
to assist you. If your local program does not have the needed forms, your
local coordinator may be able to find what you need by contacting the
KyVLP or through another pro bono program. If need further assistance
or would like to discuss a legal issue, the pro bono coordinator will
try to help by finding another lawyer who practices in that particular
area of law.
Court Reporter Services. The
Kentucky Court Reporters Association is generously offering free services
on pro bono cases. If you are in need of court reporting services on your
pro bono case, contact your local legal aid office to see if members of
the association are available in your area.