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Our volunteers change lives. Help us provide access to justice for all members of our communities.

Every year, more than 1,000 volunteers donate more than 40,000 hours to help Bet Tzedek ensure equitable access to justice for all. From assisting with client intake to co-counseling on a piece of impact litigation, our volunteers change lives. You give us your time and we’ll provide the training and support.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Direct Representation

Pro bono attorneys can directly represent a client under Bet Tzedek’s supervision and mentorship. Some examples include representing a low-wage worker with a wage claim before the Labor Commissioner, a grandparent seeking to be appointed legal guardian of her grandchild, a client with a dispute in tax court, or a client who has been denied public benefits. Click here to view a full list of our direct representation opportunities.

For more information on direct representation and/or to receive our weekly newsletter, Pro Bono Matters, please email Sara Levine, Director of Pro Bono at slevine@bettzedek.org.

Co-Counsel

Bet Tzedek works with pro bono attorneys on a frequent basis to support our clients. Pro bono attorneys can co-counsel cases in various legal areas, including real estate fraud, employment retaliation, and impact litigation matters.

For more information on co-counseling a case with Bet Tzedek, please contact Sara Levine, Director of Pro Bono at slevine@bettzedek.org.

Staff a Legal Clinic

Attorneys can volunteer to assist individuals at one of our many pro per clinics. This opportunity is perfect for attorneys wishing to give back to their community without having to commit to representing an individual on an ongoing basis. Click here to see a full list of our clinic opportunities.

To volunteer at a legal clinic, please contact Rachael Ettinger, Pro Bono & Clinic Community Outreach Coordinator at rettinger@bettzedek.org.

Bet Tzedek welcomes in-house volunteers and students to work with its different program areas throughout the year under close staff supervision. Please complete a Volunteer Application to register your interest.

In-house volunteer applications are accepted on a rolling basis, year-round. Student Intern applications for the Fall and Spring terms will be accepted through the following dates:

FALL application window – August 15th – September 29th

SPRING application window – November 14th – January 6th

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Bet Tzedek selects the top 25-30 candidates from law schools around the nation as well as 5 -10 undergraduate students to participate in our full-time 11-week program. Summer clerks gain crucial skills for legal problem solving, learn to think critically about the policy implications of the legal system, and leave ready to create positive social change. For more information, fill out the application form below.

Applications for the Summer for Justice Program will be accepted through the following dates:

Application window – December 19th – March 24th

Coordinator Contact Information

Have questions? Contact our Volunteer and Pro Bono Coordinator at (323) 549-5895 or volunteer@bettzedek.org. We’re here to help!

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Time Entry

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