A solution for in-house lawyers who want to engage in pro bono services
Many in-house lawyers are reluctant to perform pro bono services because of:
- The nature of their corporate practice
- The concern about the time commitment
- Their corporate employer, who does not provide malpractice insurance coverage for volunteer legal work
ACC St. Louis has crafted a solution to these roadblocks for members who want to contribute pro bono legal services but have been reluctant to do so in the past, through a collaborative venture with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) and the support of one of our Chapter sponsor law firms, Thompson Coburn. This partnership gives our members the opportunity to use their unique skills to make an investment in our community and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.Importantly, the time commitment for involvement is structured to meet the individual needs of the member volunteer; subject matter legal support is available to the volunteer and for all work through LSEM volunteer lawyers fall under the umbrella of the LSEM malpractice coverage.