Volunteer Law Student Pro Bono Opportunities

Volunteers are a major component of ensuring that LawHelpCA.org, the state’s official free legal resource website is best able to serve our communities. Through the Legal Access Corps volunteer law student project (formerly known as LiveChat Project), students gain public interest experience by supporting members of the public, navigating self-help resources and information, and connecting them to legal aid organizations.  Applications are open at the start of Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

LAAC provides training, and hands on practice with issue spotting. Students learn to sort through complex legal subjects, and to communicate with members of the public using plain language and trauma informed methods. Once trained, students can participate from any computer with internet access, making this a flexible option for earning pro bono hours. 

Students may earn hours between 9 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday. The minimum commitment is 2-10 hours per week. The commitment is for a 3 month minimum period  with an option for students to continue. We accept 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and/or LLM students. Click here to apply. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the program, please contact us at info@lawhelpca.org