Pro Bono Resources
Here are resources for attorneys who want to volunteer for Kansas Legal Services, including the monthly Pro Bono Newsletter, the application to become a volunteer, information about the Elder Law Hotline, and other news that is relevant for pro bono attorneys.
Click here to see the MAY 2016 KLS Pro Bono Newsletter.
Pro bono event in Topeka at VA November 12, 2015
A legal clinic was held November 12 at the VA Hospital in Topeka. The event paired volunteer attorneys with Veterans. Assistance with legal needs including advance directives, driver's license issues, family law issues and disability claims was provided by four volunteer attorneys and KLS staff members.
Pro bono attorney Amy Durkin helps a Veteran at the Nov. 12, 2015 event at the VA hpspital in Topeka.
Bill Pitsenberger, volunteer attorney and KLS Board of Directors member, consults with a Veteran at the VA Hospital in Topeka on November 12, 2015.Pro Bono Coordinator for Topeka, Allison Bernsden.
The Board of Directors for Kansas Legal Services, Inc. has approved the 2016 Plan, outlining the methods through which KLS will involve private attorneys in efforts to provide civil legal services to low income persons.
KLS Pro Bono Application
Here is an application to sign up for pro bono cases. You can also tell us how many cases and the types of cases you prefer.
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Domestic Violence Handbook for Attorneys
For Attorneys who represent survivors of domestic violence, a handbook from The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health:
Want to Learn More About the Kansas Legal Services Elder Hotline?
The Elder Hotline has been operated for more than 10 years by Kansas Legal Services. It was the 2009 recipient of the Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Award. More than 60 Kansas lawyers are already volunteering for this program. Want to join them? Want to learn more?
The Kansas Elder Law Hotline receives calls from Kansans over 60 who are seeking legal information about issues in their lives. These seniors are given the opportunity of phoning the Kansas Elder Hotline toll free and the calls are transferred to the attorney "on shift." Legal topics run the breadth of general practice experience.
Volunteer attorneys are scheduled for a four hour shift every 2 months. During a typical shift, a lawyer might get three calls. Shifts are scheduled in advance and attorneys can turn down or change a shift, as needed.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer application at the bottom of the page and return it to Cindy VanHoutan at firstname.lastname@example.org .