Whether you are an attorney or a member of the public, you can help us. You can assist children, work in intake, join a project, or help with cases. Please take the time to explore our website and find out more about us, and how you can help.
The Legal Aid Society has served residents of Orange County for over 58 years through a combined staff and pro bono program. Members of the local voluntary bar, Orange County Bar Association, took the lead in providing pro bono legal services by creating and supporting a mandatory pro bono policy for its members. Attorneys take two cases a year, participate in projects and contribute financially to Legal Aid.
Attorney volunteers help Legal Aid offers civil legal services in family, juvenile, housing, consumer public benefits, immigration and other areas of law. In addition to the services of volunteer attorneys, the Society also relies heavily on non-attorneys who come from all parts of the community- retired persons, students and law school graduates. These community volunteers provide invaluable assistance in interviewing applicants, screening telephone calls for services, participating in outreach as well as a variety of other special events and projects.
A volunteer must be at least 18 years of age and able to understand and protect the confidence of those people served through Legal Aid. A background check may be required for some volunteer work. The types of volunteer opportunities available may depend on physical space considerations and the amount of time the volunteer can offer. Some volunteer opportunities in fundraising are available remotely.
Read how you can make a difference when you decide to ‘Be Legal Aid’.