Because of the complexities of how jail credit is computed and applied, inmates are often not credited with time spent in pretrial confinement. Attorneys can obtain court documents and determine whether credit has been applied, and if it has not, work with the district attorney's office and clerk of court to correct any omissions. Project time commitment will be between three and seven hours per week.

Project Frequency

Ongoing

Project Time Commitment

Each project requires between three and seven hours.

Project Location

Remote Electronic (service completed by phone or internet)

Area of Law

  • Prisoner

Geographic Areas

  • Remote
  • Statewide

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney

Population Served

  • Prisoners/Ex-Offenders

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Post-Trial Advocacy (Case Review
  • Expunctions
  • etc.)
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
    Yes
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
    No
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
    No
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project
    No