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Volunteer Legal Services Program (Central Northeast Ohio)

50 South Main Street, Suite 800
AkronOH 44308

Contact Person:
Jennifer van Dulmen


The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) encourages private attorneys to provide indigent clients with free legal services regarding issues that are within each attorney's area(s) of expertise. Pro bono bankruptcies are available to clients on a very strict and limited basis in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties. Volunteer lawyers are desperately needed to provide free bankruptcy services in those counties. Note that not all counties accept all of the case types or offer all of the services checked under 'Practice Areas.' VLSP does not accept contempt defense, criminal defense, class action, or fee-generating cases. If you need legal help, please call our HelpLine at 1-800-998-9454, Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm.


(330) 983-2695

(330) 535-0728


Volunteer Benefits:
Free malpractice coverage for pro bono cases accepted through VLSP; one free CLE class for each pro bono case accepted; office space for meeting(s) with client; legal research assistance from Pro Bono Research Group (PBRG); olunteers recognized in a variety of ways, including Law Day, bar association publications, and personalized volunteer recognition

Client Eligibility:
Low income

Community Legal Aid Services

Akron Bar Association; Columbiana County Bar Association; Mahoning County Bar Association; Medina County Bar Association; Portage County Bar Association; Stark County Bar Association; Trumbull County Bar Association; Wayne County Bar Association

Columbiana  Mahoning  Medina  Portage  Stark  Summit  Trumbull  Wayne 

Practice Areas:
Consumer  Family Law 

Ways to Volunteer:
Advising Non-Profit Organizations  Assisting Pro Se Litigants  Developing/Presenting CLEs That Train Pro Bono Attorneys  Direct Client Service - Accepting Fee-Generating Case Referrals  Direct Client Service - Assisting Domestic Violence Victims  Direct Client Service - Co-Counseling With Legal Aid Attorneys  Direct Client Service - For Reduced Fee  Direct Client Service - Full Pro Bono Representation  Direct Client Service - Giving Brief Advice  Educating The Community Through Literature and/or Seminars  Mediation  Mentoring Legal Aid/Pro Bono Attorneys  Pro Bono Program Fundraising/Financial Support 

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