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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

  • We're sorry we missed you at our last training!

    We are in the process of scheduling a training for the fall of 2020 and will post the information as soon as we finalize the details.

    If you are an experienced litigator or have experience representing clients in OFP's, please feel free to contact us at safetyproject@tubman.org for alternative training options prior to Fall 2020.