Pro Bono Volunteers

Your time and expertise can have a positive financial and emotional impact on a low-income family. Join us in helping to ensure that all Virginians in need receive equal justice in the tax system.

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Volunteer attorneys, accountants, and enrolled agents form the heart and soul of CTLP’s services. Currently, more than 60 attorneys, accountants and enrolled agents volunteer with CTLP. In 2001, CTLP and its volunteers received the prestigious Virginia State Bar Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Pro Bono Award, for CTLP's positive impact on low-income Virginians.

Prior to referral to a volunteer, CTLP staff conducts in-depth interviews with potential clients, screening cases for income eligibility and merit. Case referrals are made only after the volunteer agrees to meet with the client. Of course, the volunteer may still decline the case after meeting with the client and exploring the merits further.

 

After referral, CTLP staff members and volunteer mentors are available for technical support and guidance regarding procedure and substantive law. Generally, CTLP staff provides in-house representation in emergency or difficult cases and cases from geographic areas without volunteers. CTLP maintains professional liability coverage for all of its volunteers, so retired or corporate professionals can participate in the pro bono program.

CTLP handles approximately 800 represented and brief advice cases each year. We have a critical need for volunteers to assist with our very large caseload. If you are interested in becoming a member of CTLP’s Pro Bono Panel, please take a moment to complete the attached Pro Bono Survey for attorneys or accountants and enrolled agents. For more information, please call (804) 358-5855 or email info@ctlp.org.