UnCommon Law depends on volunteers for many of our tasks. We invite anyone who connects with our mission to reach out and get involved.
We welcome volunteers who can: write, organize, translate, photograph, edit, graphic design, fundraise, plan events, work events, research, lawyer. We especially welcome formerly incarcerated people to join our team.
Attorneys can assist in a number of ways. Several of our pro-bono attorneys provide consultations for clients. A consultation is a review of a transcript from a hearing that resulted in a denial, followed by a detailed letter outlining what the person would need to do in order to achieve a favorable outcome at their next hearing. We have been having great success with these, and thus far over 75% of those who have received consultations from our volunteer attorneys have gone on to get granted parole at their next hearing!
Once an attorney has completed a consultation, they may be invited to complete another, or possibly invited to take on a full case, supporting a person all the way through their parole preparation process including providing representation at their hearing.
If you are interested in volunteering your time with UnCommon Law, please fill out this brief survey. We look forward to connecting with you!