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Pro Bono Safety Project

The Safety Project provides high quality pro bono representation to low-income victim survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking seeking civil Orders for Protection (OFP) who have a compelling need for legal assistance. Volunteer attorneys from diverse practice fields represent survivors in proceedings in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington Counties.

Legal advocates at domestic abuse agencies refer clients and support the client and the attorney throughout the case. Tubman staff gathers information and screens clients for income eligibility, merit, and need for representation. A Tubman staff attorney provides legal support, case consultation and mentoring. To get started, volunteer Attorneys attend a free half-day training and represent at least two clients per year. A Safety Project case usually requires about 10-20 hours of work, and volunteers are not required to have family law experience. Tubman carries malpractice insurance that covers our pro bono volunteers.

Upcoming Training Sessions

  • Remote Option

    We currently do not have any Safety Project trainings scheduled. However, we have an on-demand version of our February 2021 training available for viewing. To get the link to the on-demand training, please email us at safetyproject@tubman.org.

    After the training, we will set up a time to connect over the phone, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with a shadowing experience if you are interested.