The Juvenile Rights Pro Bono Project

The Juvenile Rights Pro Bono Project involves volunteer lawyers who represent our young clients in court to ensure their legal interests are being met. Additionally, volunteers will interact with JRP’s social workers who work with the attorneys and paralegals to ensure these clients receive the much needed social services to which they are entitled. Under the mentorship of senior Legal Aid Society counsel, pro bono attorneys gather facts, advocate with social services agencies, engage in motion practice and oral argument, draft memoranda, prepare witnesses, and represent youth at bench trials. Participating lawyers also may work with the Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit on litigation to address systemic problems within the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.