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Divorce Law Project

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Barbara Griffin

The Divorce Law Project is a program of the Pro Bono Project of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation which serves Allegheny County residents by assisting qualified low-income persons to obtain simple, no-fault divorces. Clients are screened for income eligibility and matched with volunteer attorneys who provide pro bono counsel. The Program also offers support and partial custody workshops on a monthly basis.

Interested attorneys should contact Barbara Griffin, Esq. at 412-402-6622.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Dissolution of marriage
  • Populations Served: Low Income, Working poor and unemployed
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Occasional simple divorce training offered. Training manuals and mentoring are available.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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