It is estimated that more than 900,000 people live in poverty in Alabama. One in four low-income family members will require legal assistance during any given year. This means at least 225,000 Alabama citizens will need legal help. LSA has approximately one attorney for every 5,000 persons that qualify for and need civil legal assistance in Alabama. It is obvious that LSA with its current staff and resources, cannot adequately serve the low-income citizens of our state using its staff alone.
Click on the link above for information on the benefits of volunteering for pro bono work and links to each of the five Volunteer Lawyers Programs in Alabama.
Legal Services Alabama uses volunteers to assist our local offices and to help with under-served communities. By becoming involved with our organization, volunteers gain valuable legal experience and first-hand knowledge of how the public interest legal sector operates. Most importantly, volunteers provide an invaluable service to low-income communities.
Not in the legal profession at all but still want to help, contact us. Volunteers can provide valuable service in administrative and technological areas as well.
Click on the link above to see our Volunteer Job Description and Volunteer Qualifications.