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LEGAL AID HAS YOU TUBE VIDEOS

http://www.youtube.com/user/legalaidky

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

http://courts.ky.gov/commissionscommittees/KAJC/Pages/default.aspx

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‚Äôs 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXZegDViUxY&feature=youtu.be.

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 jduncan@ajfky.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 in need.

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.

 

Kentucky Volunteer
Lawyer Program

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Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40508
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