CALL FOR PRO BONO ATTORNEYS FOR
THE ALIGHT LEGAL NEEDS MATCHING PROGRAM
Unlocking A Fresh Start for Human Trafficking Survivors
You can make a difference and help human trafficking survivors by joining ALIGHT’s mobilized legal network! As an attorney — whether in a law firm, in private practice or in-house with a company — your substantive legal knowledge can support local survivors in Colorado with recovering and rebuilding their lives. Many of these individuals face an uphill battle, and have needs that cut across different areas of law. For example, a survivor may need assistance in (1) Civil Law (benefits/housing, civil damages, restitution, tax issues, credit/debt issues); (2) Criminal Law (restitution, crime victim compensation, sealing/ expunging criminal records, warrants); and (3) Family Law (custody, divorce, family reunification).
About Legal Needs Matching Program
ALIGHT is pioneering an innovative, tech-based program (using the 4Bells app) to enable attorneys to volunteer their expertise in a unique way. You connect to a potential matter through an app that matches the client’s need to relevant expertise, all while providing you the chance to provide pro bono counsel or representation on the discrete matter or wait for another matter depending on bandwidth. We are partnering with Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, on this community-driven solution.
Through the 4Bells app, anti-trafficking service providers and advocates post their clients’ legal needs, which then match only to attorneys with the relevant expertise from the pool of legal participants. If you are a match, you will be immediately notified and be able to review and respond to the request for assistance in the app. With direct and easy access to legal resources and knowledge, precious time is not wasted on coordination, and more of the survivors’ diverse, pressing problems can be expediently resolved.
An attorney with pro bono expertise to offer in
Family Law – Criminal Law – Tax Law – Disability Law – General, Commercial or Contract Law
*Spanish-speaking a plus
Role in the Pilot
- Review real-time notifications of requests for assistance that match your expertise
- Claim requests where you are willing and able to assist, and the 4Bells app will directly share your contact information with the service provider or advocate who posted
- Discuss further terms of the task when survivor calls you
Communicating with the service provider or advocate directly ensures you have an opportunity to protect client confidentiality, explain the scope of assistance and retain existing institutional expertise around client intake and matter management.
Your participation will help us learn from your experience and needs, while offering you a way to:
- Contribute to the Anti-Trafficking Movement
- Utilize your legal expertise
- Fulfill pro bono requirements
- Have flexibility
- Receive targeted requests
- Strengthen existing resources in CO
- Access, explore and help develop
innovative tech-based solution