The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, attorneys provide legal assistance to low income artists and smaller arts organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania for their arts-related legal needs. VLA legal assistance helps to sustain a local arts and entertainment industry that makes our region an attractive place to live and work.
Volunteering will strengthen your legal skills by creatively channeling them in a new arena as well as deepen your involvement with Pittsburgh’s Arts & Culture community.
VLA volunteer lawyers receive approximately one email per month listing available requests with the expectation that VLA volunteer lawyers will take at least one matter per year. Most requests require 10 to 15 hours of work although some matters may require more time.
All volunteer lawyers working on pro bono matters for Allegheny County residents through VLA are covered by Allegheny County Bar Association malpractice insurance.