IowaIowa

Benefits for Volunteer Lawyers Project Participants

Authored By: Iowa Legal Aid LSC Funded

Information

√ Probono.net/iowa 

  • A free service providing a comprehensive collection of information on legal topics, upcoming events such as continuing legal education opportunities and a library of poverty law materials, pleadings, and resource materials. 
  • To access www.probono.net/iowa, the website that has information and support for volunteers in Iowa, please do the following:
    • Go to www.probono.net/iowa
    • Select the "Civil Law" link (found on the upper left side of the screen)  
    • Click on "Join this Area."  You'll be prompted to enter your email address, and press Continue.  Fill out the information that follows and then click Finished.  
    • Your information will be reviewed and in 2-3 days you can expect to receive a notification regarding your access to www.probono.net/iowa

√ Staff attorney support 

  • Staff attorneys experienced in specific areas of poverty law are available to provide technical assistance, research backup, and co-counseling.
    • Volunteer intake attorneys receive co-counsel support from staff attorneys.
    • To contact your co-counsel with any questions or concerns you can chat or call him/her  
  • Volunteer in-house attorneys can reach out to the managing or staff attorneys 

√ Reduced fee legal education seminars 

  • Participating attorneys are eligible to attend accredited Project Sponsored continuing legal education seminars at a reduced rate 
  • To receive information about continuing legal education seminars you can:
    • Join  probono.net/iowa
    • Share your e-mail address on the VLP sign-up form
    • Add ksmith@iowalaw.org to your address book to ensure that the message is not caught by the Spam filter 

√ Malpractice coverage  

  • Malpractice coverage is provided to volunteer attorneys for all cases accepted.

    • Professional liability insurance coverage is provided to volunteers who provide services to clients on behalf of Iowa Legal Aid, through referral or in connection with their in-house volunteer services.

Last Review and Update: Aug 06, 2015
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