Remote legal volunteering opportunities for law students

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If you’re looking to hone your legal experience, build leadership skills and add to your resume during your time in law school, there are many ways to volunteer your time remotely. Most law schools even provide academic credit for working as a virtual legal volunteer.

Whatever your motive, your involvement may provide a taste of what it’s like to research and write an actual case summary, be a part of a legal team or cause, or improve an organization’s client relationships. At the same time, you free up attorneys to devote their expertise to client outcomes.

Look upon your experience as a volunteer as a chance to promote a positive image for law students, the legal profession and the justice system. Remember that how you use your free time says a lot about who you are and what you value as a budding legal professional.

To help you make your mark, we’ve gathered a list of organizations that offer students volunteer opportunities.


ABA Online Volunteering

Get Involved with the ABA’s Grassroots Initiative

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

National Organizations

Disability Rights Legal Center

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

If, When, How

Bilingual Opportunities

Al Otro Lado

Kids in Need of Defense

Sanctuary for Families


The Military Assistance Project (Indiana)

Local and Regional Initiatives

West Coast

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles


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


Legal Aid of North Carolina

Atlanta Legal Aid

Texas Pro Bono Opportunity Portal

The Golden Volunteer Opportunities app is another resource that lets you search for organizations to volunteer with, customized by time, location, interests, skills and more. You can also reach out to your school’s Center for Public Service, Office of Public Interest, or the equivalent, and local associations. And don’t forget to ask your professors and upper-level students for their recommendations.

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