The volunteer provides limited legal advice and assistance with forms primarily related to divorce and child custody and support matters.
The volunteer provides legal assistance to indigent litigants on the day of their court hearing. Volunteer lawyers provide a range of services including advice, assistance with completing court forms, negotiation, and representation in the courtroom. Attorneys must be LAR certified.
The volunteer represents defendants in child support contempt hearings if the defendant is facing the possibility of incarceration.
The volunteer assists the parties with settling a case by clarifying the issues and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each side of the case. If the case is not settled, conciliation explores the steps that remain to prepare the case for trial. Volunteers need to successfully complete a conciliation training course.
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