The GBLS Family Law Unit is on the lookout for law students seeking a low-commitment (few hours a week, could be a short-term or long-term commitment) pro bono volunteer opportunity to assist with a project evaluating the access of pro se litigants to the Suffolk Probate and Family Court.
This project is part of larger advocacy efforts regarding the overall functioning of the Probate and Family Courts and access of litigants, especially low-income, LEP, and self-represented litigants.
There are opportunities for both remote and in-person volunteering. Remote work would largely consist of reviewing and collecting data on online court dockets. In-person work would likely consist of surveying litigants at the courthouse about their experiences with the court.
For students seeking a larger commitment, there could also be opportunities to get involved in some of the bigger picture advocacy efforts. GBLS welcomes students from any year, including current 1Ls.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Grossfield, Public Interest and Pro Bono Program Director, by email.