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Delaware Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

Delaware state bar recognizes the enormous unmet civil legal needs of the indigent throughout the state by providing access to justice for such individuals with the assistance of other legal services providers.

Delaware Pro Bono Summary: Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) is a non-profit corporation established by the Delaware State Bar Association in 1981. Their mission is to provide quality pro bono legal services to low-income Delawareans with meritorious civil legal problems.

The Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) was founded in May 1946 after the 1945 ABA meeting. CLASI currently has offices in all three counties and has three distinct programs.

  • The Elder Law Program provides civil legal services to people age 60 and over;
  • Disabilities Law Program provides advocacy services to Delaware residents with physical or mental disabilities on a wide range of issues including government benefits, accessibility, and mental health treatment.
  • Poverty Law Program represents clients on cases regarding government benefits, landlord-tenant (specializing in subsidized housing), domestic violence (Kent and Sussex), and immigration.

Delaware Pro Bono Contacts:

Christopher W. White, Esq.
Executive Director
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
100 West 10th Street,
Suite 801,
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302)575-0660

Tina Ventresca
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
New Castle County: 302-478-8850
Kent & Sussex County: 800-773-0606

P.O. Box 7306,
Wilmington, DE 19803, USA
E mail:tventresca@dvls.org

Additional Information Links:
http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/delaware.html
http://www.declasi.org/index www.dcrac.org
http://www.dvls.org/
http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate/



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