Public interest and pro bono attorneys working with low-income clients may request the assistance of law students through MJF.
Find a Volunteer
MJF works with public interest and pro bono attorneys to find law student volunteers in positions where they help with client intake and interviewing, community legal education, courtroom representation, fact investigation, legal research and writing, government paperwork, and/or special projects. Law students can work in your office on a weekly basis throughout the semester or can help you with a specific case or project as needed.
Most law students can volunteer only 4-5 hours per week and can make commitments for only a semester at a time. Many students engage with MJF early in the semester. However, this is not always the case, for some students they are more comfortable to take on volunteer opportunities after they have settled into classes. To ensure the most students see and can engage in your volunteer opportunity we do try and post opportunities early in the semester, by early August for Fall semester, and by late November for Spring semester and then early April for Summer semester. But we are happy to accept opportunities at any time! Please plan to invest time in supervising and mentoring your volunteers. Not only will they get more out of the experience, you will receive a better work product.
To request law student volunteers, the first step is to fill out this online form. Following receipt of your request, an MJF staff person will contact you.
Thank you! We look forward to working with you.