Disaster Aid Portal Aims to Ease Hunt for Pro Bono Work
The American Bar Association's Disaster Legal Services program has teamed up with legal technology company Paladin to launch a pro bono portal that allows attorneys across the country to volunteer their time to people affected by COVID-19 and other disasters. It allows attorneys looking for pro bono opportunities to sort by location, type of aid, level of commitment or type of beneficiary.
LSC President Ron Flagg told Law360 that the group sees the portal as a way for its grantee organizations to get additional help ahead of an expected surge in demand for services in response to the pandemic.
"Our programs are on the front lines ... of providing legal services to people living in poverty," Flagg said. "They've got lots of challenges these days. They could use more money, which we're trying to get, and they could use more pro bono help."