Pro Bono Organizations and Opportunities

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Volunteer lawyers help realize the promise of justice for all. The "justice gap" in Kentucky is so severe that only 20 percent of low income Kentuckians' legal needs are addressed at present. The purpose of this page is to make it easy for you to put yourprofessional legal skills to work on behalf of the neediest of Kentucky's people.

See probono.net to find programs that offer pro bono opportunities in Kentucky.

You may also look below for pro bono programs near you:


STATEWIDE

Kentucky Volunteer Lawyer Program, The Access to Justice Foundation
Director: Jacqueline S. Duncan
Primary Address: 535 West Second Street, Suite 101
City: Lexington
State: KY 
Zip: 40508-1284
email: jduncan@mis.net
Phone: 859-255-9913 x12
Fax: 859-231-5356


EASTERN KENTUCKY

Volunteer Lawyers for Appalachian Kentucky (APPALRED)
View a listing of current pro bono opportunities
Primary Address:  121 N. Front Ave
City:  Prestonsburg
State: KY
Zip: 41653-1204
General Phone: 606-886-3876
Fax: 606-886-3704

Counties Served: 37 Counties: Adair, Bell, Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Harlan Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Monroe, Owlsey, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe

Case Types: AIDS/HIV, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills and Estates, Paternity

Case Restrictions: Limited on the types of cases we can handle and the number of cases we can place because the need is so high.


NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Inc.
Director: Cindy Millay
Primary Address: 104 E. 7th Street
City: Covington
State:  KY 
Zip: 41011
General Phone: 859-431-8200
Fax: 859-431-3009

Counties Served: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton

Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Real Estate, Wills and Estates

Case Restrictions:  US citizen or resident alien


CENTRAL KENTUCKY

Fayette County Bar Association Pro Bono Program, Inc. (LAWCARE)

Director: Trinia Clemons
Primary Address: 300 E. Main St, Suite 110
City:  Lexington
State: KY
Zip: 40507
General Phone: 859-233-4556, ext. 2401
Fax: 859-233-1907

Counties Served: Fayette ONLY

Case Types: Consumer, Housing, Torts, Family Law


Legal Aid of the Bluegrass Pro Bono Project-Morehead
Director: Melinda Jennings
Primary Address: 300 E. Main St., suite 1
City:  Morehead
State: KY
Zip: 40351
General Phone: 606-784-8921
Intake Phone: 606-784-8921
Fax: 606-783-1342

Counties Served:  Bath, Bracken, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan

Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Dissolution of Marriage, Wills and Estates

Case Restrictions: Client must be primary caretaker.


Boyd County

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass Pro Bono Project-Ashland
Director: Jessica Norris
Primary Address:  3417 Blackburn Avenue
City:  Ashland
State: KY
Zip: 41105
Phone: 859-431-8205
Fax: 606-325-0615

Counties Served: Boyd, Greenup & Lewis County referrals

Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Dissolution of Marriage, Wills and Estates

Case Restrictions: Client must be primary caretaker.


WESTERN KENTUCKY

Lawyers Care Volunteer Attorney Program
Primary Address:  1700 Destiny Lane
City:  Bowling Green    
State: KY
Zip: 42104
General Phone:  270 780-8886
Intake Phone: 866 452-9243
Fax: 270 467-0528

Counties Served: Allen, Ballard, Barren, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, Webster

Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer law, Family law, Education, Elder Law, Employment law, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Real Estate, Torts, Wills and Estates


JEFFERSON COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyer Program
View a listing of current pro bono opportunities
Primary Address:  416 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Suite 300
City:  Louisville
State: KY
Zip: 40202
General Phone: 502-584-1254
Intake Phone: 800-292-1862
Fax: 502-584-8014

Counties Served: Breckenridge, Bullitt Nelson, Grayson, Hardin, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Washington

Case Types: AIDS/HIV, Bankruptcy, CED, Consumer, Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Tax

Case Restrictions: LSC restrictions


For members: Pro Bono Login

Date Reviewed: 
Friday, November 22, 2013