Remote volunteer opportunities for law students

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[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ]

Hopefully,  you are all doing well, and this post finds you healthy and staying at home.

If you’re getting used to the new world of law school and you find yourself with a little less pressure, here is a list of organizations that have remote volunteer opportunities for law students. This is obviously not a comprehensive list, but as of now, each of these organizations has opportunities listed for student volunteers.

One of the most important things you can do in times of crisis is to let your representatives know what is important to you. Write, call, use social media. If you’re not sure what to advocate for, consider following your representatives on Twitter. Many of them are very active. Things I am writing letters to my representatives about: Releasing pre-trial individuals from jails and prisons to prevent overcrowding in a time of pandemic; a stimulus bill that values individuals over corporations; lifting of sanctions against Iran to curb the impact of Coronavirus.

ABA

The ABA Covid-19 Volunteer Project

Get Involved with the ABA’s Grassroots Initiative

Join a student caucus or apply to be a Law Student Liaison

National Organizations

The UN

Disability Rights Legal Center

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

If, When, How

Bilingual Opportunities

Al Otro Lado

SPLA Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative

American Immigrant Lawyers Association

Kids in Need of Defense

Sanctuary for Families

Veterans

The Military Assistance Project (Indiana)

Local and Regional Initiatives

Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii

West Coast

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Midwest

Legal Action of Wisconsin

Legal Aid of Chicago

East Coast

Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project

South

Legal Aid of North Carolina

The Pro Bono Project (Louisiana)

Atlanta Legal Aid

And don’t forget to reach out to your school’s Center for Public Service, Office of Public Interest, or equivalent.

If you know of any more organizations that need remote law student volunteers, reach out on Twitter or Instagram @the1lLife

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