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Idaho Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

Idaho has participated in several major steps to promote pro bono the latest being the effort of the Idaho Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court of Idaho and the Idaho State Bar to come together and adopt a Joint Resolution creating the Idaho Pro Bono Commission.

Idaho pr bono Summary: The Idaho State Bar provides the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program (IVLP) which offers legal services at no cost for low-income persons who qualify according to federal poverty guidelines and who have eligible priority case-types.

Eligible case-types include:

  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce (Please contact your local crisis center if you are a victim of domestic violence)
  • Modification of child custody court orders
  • Guardianship Child
  • Guardianship Adult
  • Immigration (limited situations only)
  • Wills in non-property matters
  • Debt defense (limited)
  • Assistance for nonprofit corporations

Cases where domestic violence and/or child endangerment are at issue will have priority for referral to volunteer attorneys. The acceptance of any case depends on the circumstances of the case and the availability of volunteer lawyers. Call the IVLP at: (208) 334-4510, or 1-800-221-3295 --Toll free, Idaho only. Hours of operation: 8 AM to 5PM, Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

Idaho pro bono Contacts:

Carol Craighill

IVLP Director,

ccraighill@isb.idaho.gov

Additional Information Links:

www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/idaho.html
http://isb.idaho.gov/ilf/ivlp/pro_bono_comm.html



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