Pro Bono Referrals
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 begin a pro bono referral, clients should start with the Financial Screening Application below. This application and supporting documentation is required for members of the creative arts community seeking pro bono financial assistance. Please note this assistance may NOT be free. This financial assistance only means legal fees will be waived by the attorneys working on your matter. There may be other fees and costs associated with your matter that you will be responsible for paying such as filing fees, deposition fees, copying fees, search fees, etc. The attorneys helping you will not be able to pay these fees on your behalf.