Volunteer Lawyer Program
Volunteer attorneys are crucial to Legal Aid's ability to extend help to as many clients as possible. Our Volunteer Lawyer Program offers attorneys the following opportunities to donate their time and expertise.
Volunteers must be attorneys licensed to practice and in good standing with the Kentucky Bar Association. Volunteers must notify the Volunteer Lawyer Program of any changes in their status with the KBA.
Attorneys who register with the Volunteer Lawyer Program and who are in good standing with the KBA are covered under our malpractice insurance policy for the cases they accept.
In order to participate with the Volunteer Lawyer Program, volunteers agree to
Represent clients in accordance with the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct;
Respond to periodic case update requests from Legal Aid staff;
Notify Legal Aid upon completion of a matter, including the outcome, the number of hours spent, and the attorney’s normal hourly fee; and
Notify Legal Aid of any changes in the attorney’s contact information or areas of interest.