For Attorneys: The Pro Bono Referral Program
Pro Bono clients apply to CLA by completing an initial legal issue screening, and if appropriate to proceed further, clients complete a detailed financial screening. CLA takes a holistic approach to financial screening, which takes into account many financial factors, such as a review of the applicant’s adjusted gross income, not to exceed 150% of the current federal poverty guidelines. To be provided with a pro bono referral, clients must start by completing a detailed financial screening application. If, after the initial free 30-minute consultation, the attorney does not wish to proceed with representation, the attorney must send the client back to CLA for a possible re-referral (if appropriate).