Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome a full range of volunteers of all educational and experience backgrounds. Volunteers are dedicated to helping us to achieve our mission of high quality legal services for low-income individuals and families throughout the Bay Area. To help determine the most appropriate volunteer opportunity, please complete and submit a volunteer application and resume to: probono@baylegal.org

Volunteer in one of BayLegal’s Regional Offices

Volunteer opportunities are available during standard business hours (Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm). To assure a mutually beneficial opportunity, we generally seek a minimum of 8-12 hours/week and a three month minimum commitment. Depending on prior experience and time commitment, volunteers have the opportunity to work with front line staff to become familiar with the law firm and community needs, as well as work directly with staff and clients on ongoing cases and projects.

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics

Staff and volunteers assist self represented litigants with the paperwork needed to receive a Temporary Restraining Order. BayLegal conducts Clinics in Redwood City, throughout Contra Costa County, and is a partner in San Francisco’s Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC).

Housing Law Clinics

BayLegal staff and volunteers assist low-income self-represented litigants in eviction matters. As a result, BayLegal aims to prevent of homelessness and illegal evictions and improve access to the courts for pro per litigants.

Interpretation and Translation Volunteers

Volunteers fluent in a language other than English, can assist BayLegal in our mission to provide high quality legal services to low-income people regardless of their location, language or disability. Volunteers generally work along side of our staff or volunteer attorneys assisting clients with a range of civil legal needs. This volunteer position is flexible and generally contacted on an as-needed basis to assist with particular cases or projects.

Expert/Forensic Assistance

Assist BayLegal attorneys and volunteers with expert assessments needed within a case (ex. business or property evaluation; computer forensics; etc). Please complete Volunteer Application and submit with a copy of your resume.