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Opportunities for Pro Bono Attorneys

Our community needs your legal expertise

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Volunteer attorneys significantly increase the number of people ELAP can help every year. We offer volunteer opportunities at our 36 monthly clinics and opportunities to provide more extensive services including full representation. Pro Bono help is needed for both in-person services and virtual clinics.

Sign Up Today:

Fill out our Pro Bono Interest Form

Questions? Contact us at probono@elap.org

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Qualifications

In most cases you must be licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. No pro bono experience is needed. We welcome a diverse range of attorneys from all backgrounds.

We have a high demand for attorneys with experience in:

  • Domestic violence
  • Family law
  • Housing
  • Immigration

To better serve clients in their preferred language, we also need attorneys that speak these languages: Amharic, Arabic, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.

Training

ELAP provides ongoing training and support for our volunteers. We also offer free CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminars. 

Self-Reporting CLEs for Credit

After attending one of ELAP’s free CLEs, you can report it for credit with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) on your lawyer dashboard (login required). You can also submit an application for approval of a CLE activity to the WSBA via email

 For more information on self-reporting CLEs, visit the WSBA website.

Get Involved as a Lawyer Emeritus

We welcome retired attorneys who have emeritus status to volunteer in our programs. Learn how to apply to become a WSBA Emeritus Pro Bono member

Your Impact

112
Pro bono attorneys with ELAP
780
Hours of their time in a year
1,100
People receive free legal advice annually, thanks to our pro bono program
500+
People helped through free legal clinics with pro bono attorneys
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