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Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to give back to the San Antonio community? The San Antonio Bar Association has curated a list of current volunteer opportunities ranging from full-scope, pro-bono representation to donating time to local charitable organizations.

In support of providing access to justice, the State Bar of Texas Resolution recommends every Texas attorney provide at least 50 (fifty) hours of pro bono service a year.

 

Events

The San Antonio Bar Foundation hosts three major events throughout the year, including Law Week, our annual Gala, and Fun Run. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Ashley Benson – ashleyb@sabar.org.

 

Community Outreach

Ask A Lawyer is a free community service event, where volunteer attorneys donate a small chunk of their time to answer simple legal questions and provide public resources. SABA hosts five 7-week Ask A Lawyer series throughout the year. During the series, Ask A Lawyer will run every Tuesday evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The next Ask A Lawyer series will begin April 27, 2021. If you would like to volunteer, please register here.

 

Low-Bono Opportunities

The San Antonio Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service offers low-bono opportunities for its members. To participate, you must be a member of both the San Antonio Bar Association and the Lawyer Referral Service.

In partnership with Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG), participating attorneys are providing representation to our community senior citizens at a reduced hourly rate. For more information on the program and joining LRS, visit Lawyer Referral Service.

In partnership with the Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Pilot Project (BCFES), participating attorneys are providing representation to local students with a history of foster care at a reduced hourly rate. For more information on BCFES, please visit their webpage. For more information on the program and joining LRS, visit Lawyer Referral Service.

 

Pro-Bono Opportunities

SALSA (San Antonio Legal Services Association) has opportunities for those looking to provide pro-bono limited scope advice, limited scope representation, or full scope representation. Visit their website to find more information on their current legal clinics and programs. SALSA is currently offering services in the following areas:

        • Wills Clinic

        • Alternatives to Guardianship Clinic

        • Small Estate Clinic

        • Tenant’s Rights Program

        • Protective Order Program

        • Veteran’s Treatment Court

        • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Program

        • FEMA Appeals Program