Volunteer Opportunities at LSNV
LSNV is the local legal aid program. It was established in 1980 by consolidating several existing local legal aid organizations into a regional service program. LSNV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, funded by federal, state, an local funding, and by private grants and foundations. LSNV seeks to provide equal access to the civil justice system for those residents of the City of Alexandria, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities and towns adjacent to those counties, who are unable to afford private legal counsel. LSNV partners with pro bono volunteer attorneys and paralegals from the private bar to provides free legal services in a variety of substantive civil legal areas, including: family law, housing law, elder law, public benefits claims, access to health care, child advocacy, employment and civil rights law, consumer law, AIDS/HIV issues and tax disputes. Staff and volunteers also provide free legal advice, brief service, and representation in administrative hearings and in court, as well as community legal education, and advocacy before local and state governmental entities. Pro bono volunteers are covered by LSNV’s malpractice insurance. LSNV’s staff screens all cases for legal aid eligibility and refers appropriate cases to pro bono volunteers.
Click the links below for details on help that LSNV seeks from volunteers in the following areas:
For further information contact Jenny Haberlin, Pro Bono Coordinator, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, email@example.com.
Pro Bono Volunteer Handbook