Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) launched the Reproductive Health Legal Assistance Project to provide crucial legal guidance to reproductive healthcare providers in the aftermath of the devastating Dobbs decision. For the past several months, L4GG has been working with its law firm pro bono partners to produce initial research on the status of reproductive healthcare law in all 50 states plus the United States territories.
Now, L4GG needs passionate law student volunteers!
For the next phase of the project, in addition to the work already being done, L4GG is seeking law students nationwide to assist with gathering essential information on how abortion laws are being enforced in each state and the effect they’re having on providers and patients. Volunteers will be responsible for tracking local media sources in states across the country and adding relevant stories to the L4GG database on an ongoing basis.
This volunteer work will provide important context to the legal research being conducted by pro bono legal teams by highlighting the real-world effects of various state laws.
Volunteers can expect to spend approximately 1 hour per week on this project, but the specific time commitment will be entirely in the students’ control.
A brief online training for volunteers will take place this Friday, October 21 at 1 pm ET. Register for the training here.
Interested students should register for the training, even if you cannot join on Friday – you’ll be able to access the recording afterwards. Viewing the recording or attending the live training is mandatory for participating in this critical project to help patients access abortion care.