Pro Bono Panel

As a Bay Area lawyer, you can make a difference for a disadvantaged child by volunteering as a pro bono attorney with Legal Services for Children.

Whether you are experienced or just starting out in your career, no matter what your area of legal expertise, you have the skills to advocate for a child at a time of crisis. While every client is different, and every case brings its unique challenges, you will find the pro bono experience quite rewarding. And we do everything possible to help you achieve the best result.

The Pro Bono Experience


We will train you — Most first-time pro bono attorneys do not have a background in our core areas of practice. We provide training and reference manuals to prepare you to handle school discipline and guardianship cases. More experienced pro bono attorneys can learn to represent clients seeking immigration relief. Training typically takes 1.5 hours and can be scheduled for small groups right in your office. We also have trainings available online.

We will support you — When you accept a case, we will assign an experienced supervising attorney to answer your questions throughout the case. You’ll also have telephone access every afternoon to our attorney-of-the-day for questions that need immediate responses.

You have enough time — We send out case announcements by email every week. You can accept a case whenever it fits your schedule. School discipline cases typically take only 10 hours, with guardianship cases and immigration cases requiring more time.

Click Here for detailed information on our Pro Bono program and the ways that you can help our clients thrive.

If you are interested in becoming an LSC Pro Bono Attorney, click below to complete our online application.  Any questions, email

Online Application

If you are currently a Pro Bono Attorney for LSC and need access to our LSC Resource Library, click on the button below.

LSC Resource Library

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