LA Law Library is actively seeking licensed social workers and mental health professionals to volunteer at our "Lawyers in the Library" program and help patrons cope with the social, emotional and financial strain of navigating the justice system without legal representation.
Many thousands of individuals in Los Angeles County are desperately in need of legal assistance yet often lack the resources to find the help they need. At Lawyers in the Library, volunteer attorneys provide free 15-20 minute consultations with members of the public, typically assisting more than 70 people per clinic. It is not uncommon for those facing legal issues to also face social, health and financial issues or to experience substantial stress. We seek social worker volunteers to sit alongside our volunteer attorneys and make sure those with unmet legal needs also receive the social care and mental health resources and referrals they need.
"Lawyers in the Library" is offered on the third Friday of every month from 1-4 PM at the main branch of the Law Library in downtown Los Angeles.
LA Law Library is the second largest public law library in the United States and provides a unique resource to help the general public and self-represented litigants address their legal problems.
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Mental Health
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 24
- As little as one Friday per month or as agreed
- Ability to interface with library patrons who may need mental and social health counseling