Volunteer Resource Center (VRC)

An important part of the LASC pro bono program involves referring cases to pro bono attorneys in lieu of assigning them to an LASC attorney or turning someone away due to lack of resources. If you are interested, complete our Attorney Pro Bono Interest Form, and we will follow-up directly with you!

Volunteer Resource Center (VRC):

The VRC is a case referral program that utilizes two sets of volunteers: attorneys who accept litigation– oriented case referrals and in-house volunteers who sign up for weekly 3-hour shifts to handle client intake, case evaluation and referral of cases to the pro bono attorney panel. The VRC first contacts pro bono counsel to confirm availability and clear conflicts. Cases are screened for merit prior to referral.

Retired attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, and law students can assist as in-house VRC volunteers.

The VRC addresses several areas, including some special programs:

VRC Housing Project

VRC Consumer Project

Unemployment Compensation Appeal Project

VRC Shift Volunteers

IEP Advocacy Project

Chapter 7 Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Seniors Referral Project

Veterans Pro Bono Project

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