Mobilization for Justice offers myriad opportunities for members of the private bar and retired attorneys to make an important contribution to MFJ’s mission. We provide training and ongoing mentoring to all pro bono attorneys. Some of the ways pro bono attorneys can help are:
Kinship Caregiver Law Project: Represent grandparents and others caring for related children in guardianship, custody, adoption and special immigrant juvenile status proceedings. Tasks: interview clients; prepare papers; conduct court hearings.
Re-Entering the Workforce: Represent people with past criminal records who need licenses in order to re-enter the workforce. Tasks: interview and assist clients to document rehabilitation; conduct administrative hearings.
SSI Project: Assist disabled, low-income people to obtain Supplemental Security Income benefits or resolve overpayments. Tasks: interview clients; review records; draft pre-hearing memoranda; conduct administrative hearings.
Co-Counsel: Pro bono attorneys have played an important role in Mobilization for Justice’s successes, serving as counsel or co-counsel on individual or class action cases and conducting case-related research.
Attorneys interested in volunteering should fill out and submit a Volunteer Inquiry Form. For more information on pro bono opportunities, please contact Jacqueline Adorno at firstname.lastname@example.org.