The Polk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (PCBA VLP) is one of the most successful programs in the nation. Polk County lawyers donate thousands of hours of their time annually providing representation to low-income Iowans.
The PCBA VLP is the primary conduit for hundreds of pro bono clients in Polk County. It does not operate under statutory or policy-based limitations regarding citizenship or alienage. Therefore, for many clients, the PCBA VLP is their best and sometimes their only option for legal representation. he PCBA VLP staff screen requests for assistance and match the needs of clients with the attorneys who can provide assistance. They also coordinate legal clinic programs to match attorneys with clients.
The time you donate is essential. So are your dollars. Requests for services have continually increased in recent years. The PCBA VLP is funded through support of the PCBA, donations from attorneys, and grant funding from the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program. Your donations are more important than ever to the continued work of the PCBA VLP because IOLTA funding has been significantly reduced due to lower interest rates and decreased remittances.
The PCBA VLP program is a tax-exempt charitable organization, which means that any donation you make is tax deductible. Remember that you can designate the PCBA VLP as the recipient of your United Way donation.
If you have questions about volunteering or about making donations, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Phillips, at 515-243-3904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.