Many legal aid organizations recruit volunteer attorneys by offering trainings for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit at no or reduced cost in exchange for a commitment to provide pro bono service.
Legal aid organizations should treat those seeking assistance and clients accepted for services with dignity and sensitivity. Effective representation begins with a relationship of mutual trust and respect. A legal aid organization should continually strive to maximize the effectiveness of its services and to achieve meaningful and lasting results on behalf of clients.
Part 1614 of the LSC Regulations sets requirements for all LSC grantees with Basic Field funding to involve private attorneys and others in the delivery of legal information and legal assistance to eligible clients. The Private Attorney Involvement FAQs provide information on the application of those requirements.