Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program: Be Someone’s Hero

  • IVLP Volunteer OpportunitiesHelp low-income people in Idaho with their critical legal needs
  • Fulfill your obligation to provide pro bono services
  • Gain experience in various areas of the law
  • Enhance your reputation as providing service for your community

 

We’ll Be Your Sidekick

  • IVLP screens applicants for financial and case-type eligibility
  • You will be matched with eligible applicants
  • IVLP can connect you with a mentor and other tools to help when it’s a new area of law for you
  • IVLP provides malpractice insurance
  • IVLP clients receive an automatic filing fee waiver
  • IVLP will help find resources for costs
  • IVLP will provide a custody case tool kit and some CLE training for free

 

What’s Needed

IVLP Volunteer Opportunities
  • Guardianships for children, and developmentally delayed or incapacitated adults
  • Family law cases
  • Wills and probates in special circumstances
  • Representing Guardians Ad Litem for victims in Child Protection Act cases
  • A variety of civil legal services for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence
  • Defense for debt collection in appropriate cases

IVLP does not accept cases in the following areas:  fee generating matters, criminal matters, patent/copyrights, and similar specialized areas.

NEW Opportunity~ Assist small businesses in Idaho through our Volunteer Lawyers for Emerging Businesses program.

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Find Out What It Takes

Other opportunities for participation in IVLP projects include Advice and Consultation clinics at senior and community centers, or serving as a volunteer to assist veterans, immigrants, grandparents, new parents etc...  You could also volunteer to mentor in specific areas of the law by advising other attorneys who accept pro bono referrals.

Say Yes!

Fill out the IVLP Pro Bono Pledge PDF File - Get Acrobate Reader and let us know exactly how you would like to help.  Email the form to mhobson@isb.idaho.gov, FAX it to us at (208) 334-4515 or mail to IVLP, PO Box 895, Boise, ID 83701-0895.

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