Milton Courier: State Bar launches pro bono website to connect lawyers with their communities

Milton Courier: State Bar launches pro bono website to connect lawyers with their communities. “Low-income Wisconsinites facing civil legal challenges can receive free legal help from pro bono attorneys. A new website… enables attorneys and law students to match their skills and interests with opportunities available through legal agencies, such as Legal Action of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Judicare.”

ABA Journal: Small businesses have COVID-19 questions, and the legal profession is working to answer them

ABA Journal: Small businesses have COVID-19 questions, and the legal profession is working to answer them . “Through its Lowcountry COVID-19 Small Business/Non-Profit Legal Clinic, Charleston Legal Access works with Am Law 100 firms Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Jackson Lewis as well as fellow nonprofit Lowcountry Local First to provide free legal advice to local businesses with 25 or fewer employees during 45-minute telephone or video calls. They also assist other nonprofit organizations. The clinic is one of eight launched and supported by the Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, a nonprofit network of more than 125,000 legal advocates, throughout the country starting in New York City and extending as far as Washington state. It provides the clinic framework, client intake form templates and an online database, which is used to assign client matters to volunteer attorneys and track the outcome of those matters.”

RD News Now: COVID pandemic prompts initiative to offer free legal aid to anyone in Canada

RD News Now: COVID pandemic prompts initiative to offer free legal aid to anyone in Canada. “The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a group of young lawyers to launch a project to offer free legal advice remotely to anyone in the country. Dubbed the National Canadian Lawyers Initiative, the aim is to connect people in need with professionals who can offer help and direction.”

Public Radio Tulsa: New Pro Bono Portal Aims to Connect Legal Services Organizations with Clients

Public Radio Tulsa: New Pro Bono Portal Aims to Connect Legal Services Organizations with Clients. “A new website will help organizations offering free legal services connect with clients in need of civil representation. The Oklahoma Pro Bono Opportunity Portal launched Monday. It’s a partnership between justice tech company Paladin and the Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation.”

ABC 11: Free legal clinic aids NC small businesses, nonprofits affected by COVID-19

ABC 11: Free legal clinic aids NC small businesses, nonprofits affected by COVID-19. “The N.C. Pro Bono Resource Center has partnered with law firms across the state and the nonprofit group, Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, to offer a remote legal clinic for pro bono legal consultations. Businesses are matched with an attorney who provides 45 minutes of free, confidential legal advice for issues dealing with the coronavirus crisis and small business.”

Wisconsin Law Journal: New ABA pro bono portal connects lawyers with volunteer opportunities

Wisconsin Law Journal: New ABA pro bono portal connects lawyers with volunteer opportunities. “The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program and Paladin, a justice tech company, launched the national disaster relief pro bono portal on Thursday. The online database is free to use. Lawyers can filter by practice area, community, type of engagement and ability to work remotely. Current highlighted opportunities include COVID-19 relief, Puerto Rico earthquake relief, FEMA and federal, and disaster-related unemployment.”

WENY: NYS Bar Association to offer free legal aid for denied unemployment insurance applicants

WENY: NYS Bar Association to offer free legal aid for denied unemployment insurance applicants. “The Bar Association is helping people who have applied for unemployment insurance but were denied. The Bar Association President says people have a much better case to make while challenging that denial if they have an attorney in their corner, but as you can imagine, someone without a job may not be able to afford one. If you’re denied an unemployment insurance claim with New York, you can challenge it and get a hearing, if the ruling stands, you can then appeal it.”

KELO: Low-income South Dakotans can seek legal help on many issues through new website

KELO: Low-income South Dakotans can seek legal help on many issues through new website. “A new online tool that links lower-income South Dakotans and lawyers seems to be much faster than the old way, where legal-aid staff directly took people’s initial information…. What previously took up to an hour or longer can now be done in as little five to 10 minutes by computer.”

American Bar Association: New online platform connects lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation

American Bar Association: New online platform connects lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation . “Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation provides a way for pro bono lawyers across the nation to search for cases posted by civil legal aid providers to address legal relief for unaccompanied children who have crossed into the United States from Mexico. Attorneys can search for cases by geographic location, case type and posting organization. Cases will be provided by legal aid and pro bono programs nationwide and include mentoring support.”

News4Jax: Website helps provide free legal services

News4Jax: Website helps provide free legal services. “A new website is matching attorneys with people in need of free legal services. Pro Bono Matters was created by a central-Florida based company. It is an online marketplace for lawyers looking to do some free work. The city’s local legal aid posts all the information about a case and from there, a lawyer can get a better sense of what someone is going through. With many people unable to afford an attorney, this tool can help them land the right one for their case.”

Mashable: Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Mashable: Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues. “Shady businesses, you’re on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty. Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive expansion, which will help users tackle issues in 1,000 legal areas entirely for free. The new features, which launched on Wednesday, cover consumer and workplace rights, and will be available in all 50 states and the UK.”