The International Senior Lawyers Project welcomes the participation of lawyers from all over the world in its volunteer projects. There are a number of ways to get involved: overseas pro bono projects can vary from 1-2 week trainings to 2-3 months providing onsite support at an NGO. There are also opportunities for desk-based projects that do not involve travel. Please note that ISLP generally sends only senior-level lawyers (partner-level or at least 15 years of experience, although there can be exceptions) abroad.
- train and mentor local lawyers to meet the challenges of their changing societies;
- assist legal reform efforts that advance democracy and the rule of law in places where corruption and arbitrary power destroy hope and opportunities;
- provide sophisticated legal counsel for transactional matters– including contract negotiations, intellectual property protection and others– to nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and least developed country governments so as to level the playing field; and
- promote the development of a public interest culture in countries where legal services are urgently needed to serve disadvantaged populations.
ISLP is widely respected for its worldwide network of volunteer lawyers and its focus on the delivery of quality legal services. The skills, experience and interests of each potential volunteer are closely considered against the specific assistance needs of a wide array of clients.
To begin, please submit the online Volunteer Registration Form and a volunteer coordinator will contact you.