The Citizen Lawyer Program exists to advance Iowa Law's teaching and service missions. It is a teaching platform for students to develop the knowledge, values, and skills that are central to law as a professional calling. By offering a wide variety of opportunities for pro bono work, community service, and programs about legal issues, skills, and values, CLP extends students' education beyond the classroom while engaging them directly in the College's mission of public service.

Please note that our program does not provide legal services. State law and ethical considerations generally prohibit law students from providing legal advice or representation except in narrow circumstances under supervision of licensed attorney. Our program coordinates opportunities for law students to volunteer with legal services providers.

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Love trial advocacy? Looking for an community service opportunity? Volunteer to judge collegiate mock trial at the Cornshucker Challenge! The tournament will be held on December 2–3 at the Blank Honors Center and Pomerantz Center. Previous mock trial experience is appreciated but not necessary.
Our partners in the Tippie College of Business are accepting committed Iowa Law students for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for the Spring 2024 season.
Congratulations to the Spring 2023 members of Iowa Law’s Pro Bono Society!
The Iowa Student Bar Association and Citizen Lawyer Program invite you to to celebrate the pro bono legal work and service contributions of Iowa Law students, faculty, staff, and alumni in conjunction with the Cady Day of Public Service
Lawyers & Leaders (L&L) programs complement the traditional legal curriculum and are open to all Iowa Law students. Attendance at one L&L event each semester is one requirement for membership in the Pro Bono Society for that semester.  Additional opportunities may be added later this semester.
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