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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’ Equal Justice Volunteer Program (EJVP) works to build effective, innovative delivery models to attract professionals and lay volunteers who are willing to contribute their time and talent to help close the justice gap.

 What types of services can volunteers perform? 

Judges volunteer in our evening legal clinic programs by proving-up pro se and agreed divorce cases, serve on CLE seminar planning teams, act as presenters at substantive law training events, and participate on local pro bono advisory boards. 

Private Attorneys and Corporate Counsels staff our legal clinics, accept pro bono civil law cases, act as mentors, make presentations at CLE training events, serve on speakers' panels, provide assistance to pro se litigants, are mediators, co-counselors and serve on our pro bono advisory boards.

Paralegals, Legal Assistants and Legal Secretaries conduct intake eligibility screening at our community legal clinics, draft pleadings under the volunteer attorney’s supervision, conduct legal research and perform administrative functions.

Court Clerks file Original Petitions and Waiver of Citations, conform and certify Final Divorce Decrees at our monthly Agreed Divorce Legal Clinic and prove-up hearings in Fort Worth.

Court Reporters donate court-reporting services for depositions on pro bono cases render services at night court and law firm prove-up hearings.

Librarians assist with keeping our law libraries updated, dispose of outdated materials and organize legal documents for easy access by our volunteer lawyers.

Law and Paralegal Students, Community Advocates and other professionals provide support services to attorneys who handle pro bono cases, perform intake screening at legal clinics, conduct legal research and perform case management administrative tasks.

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas helps volunteer attorneys in every way possible to help guarantee high-quality and cost-efficient legal services are provided to our clients. 

Our support services include but are not limited to:

  • Malpractice insurance at no cost
  • Sample pleadings/court forms
  • Volunteer law students and paralegals to provide technical support
  • Reimbursement of extraordinary litigation and out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Case maintenance, time records to track donated hours
  • Free MCLE training opportunities

EJVP Brochures

For more information please download our brochures below. To read what some of your colleagues say about volunteering see our newsletters.

 

 

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