In honor of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Celebration Week, the West Virginia State Bar and Legal Aid of West Virginia are highlighting some of the reasons why attorneys donate their time.
Rule 6.1 of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Responsibility guides attorneys on how to fulfill their professional responsibility to engage in pro bono, so Legal Aid of WV is sharing 6.1 more reasons you should do it too! Click Here for 6.1 Reasons to do Pro Bono
Pro Bono Opportunities
Free Legal Answers
WV Free Legal Answers is a website operated by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the WV State Bar. The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal legal matters for those who cannot afford it. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.
Attorneys receive FREE CLE credit for answering legal questions. Rule 6.05(f) allows attorneys to earn one credit hour of CLE for every three completed hours of pro bono legal services performed at one of the organizations named in the rule.
Tuesday Legal Connect
On Tuesday evenings the WV State Bar operates the Tuesday Legal Connect phone hotline. Volunteer lawyers take calls from the public, and offer suggestions and guidance about their questions. Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lawyers volunteer their time to answer questions that are presented by men and women throughout West Virginia on a toll free telephone line. The lawyers listen to the citizens’ comments and questions.
To participate in Tuesday Legal Connect as an attorney, contact Cindy Withrow at 304-343-4481 ext. 2182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CLE Commission has deemed one shift at TLC to be approved for three pro bono hours so you will earn one pro bono CLE credit for every shift that is completed.