Do you know of any Pro Bono Attorneys? 18 Answers as of May 22, 2013

My brother is in serious need of an attorney. He is currently serving 3 life sentences wrongfully and he has been gone for 12 years.

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Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Some of the law schools have pro bono programs for incarcerated inmates. I do not know which ones. Try searching on line.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 9/22/2012
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
Try the ACLU. Talk to local law schools . . . they sometimes have classes/programs to help overtune "wrongful" convictions.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/19/2012
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
Call the Nevada State bar pro bono project.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/18/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Contact the Public Defender's Office.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 9/18/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
You will need to contact the local Bar Association to get that information.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 9/18/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Call the state defenders office if regarding a sentencing case and person is still in prison.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/18/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    If you are indigent you are entitled to an attorney to handle your case. That will be assigned to Legal Aid, a private lawyer under 18B, or another public defender agency in state or federal court. That will cover the trial, appeal, and any post trial motions. After you have lost your appeal any further motions that may be possible are probably going to be handled by a private attorney. Most appeals are $25,000 for a felony that went to trial and take 100 hours of work or more. The success rate for appeals is around 5% and all that does is get you a new trial. Most people who get a new trial are convicted the second time around and get the same sentence. If he was convicted of murder and there is new evidence of innocence The Innocence Project might take the case, especially if there is new DNA evidence that was not available years ago or that is newly discovered. You will not find any criminal lawyers that are going to work for free on such a case unless it is Legal Aid or the Innocence Project. Unless they are convinced that the defendant is innocent or that DNA might exonerate him they will not make a Habeas Corpus motion or 440.10 motion to vacate the sentence.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Sorry, no such thing and the time to appeal is passed.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    No.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    Contact the Public Defender appellate division.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Lee Law Group | Ernest Lee
    Call a law school in your city. Ask to speak to the death penalty clinic. They may stretch the point and help a person with 3 life sentences.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    You don't say what your brother needs an attorney for. After 12 years, he will not be able to appeal his sentence, and can only get a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence. Contact the bar association in your state and ask if they have a volunteer lawyer's program. Most states do, and lawyers agree to handle 1 or 2 cases a year pro bono.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Contact the ACLU.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    You can research to see if you can find any inmate advocacy non-profit groups or clinics at law schools. That's the only place you are likely to find anyone working for free.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Attorney at Law | Ernest Krause
    Did he have a high-quality trial (defense) attorney, private or public defender? If he says he is factually innocent...didn't do it...contact the "Innocence Project" (via internet). If he can't get advice through them he is probably stuck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    He has been gone 12 years, and you still have absolutely no money with which to retain an attorney. Is that correct? Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/14/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Contact the innocence project or the ACLU. You are not going to find a free attorney in the private sector to us a law practice is a business and representing clients for free would be like a super market giving away groceries.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/14/2012
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