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Fairbanks AD: Advisors and Advocates

a project of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation         

Fairbanks Advisors and Advocates are volunteer lawyers who meet with Grant Beach neighborhood residents for limited consultation and referral.  Please review the following agreement and submit the form below!

I hereby represent and agree as follows:

I am a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of Missouri.

My participation in the Fairbanks Advocates Program (“the Program”) is entirely voluntary. I will not be compensated in any manner by the Drew Lewis Foundation, Inc. at the Fairbanks (Fairbanks), the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (“SMBA”), the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation (“Bar Foundation”), or any of the individuals for which I provide legal services for my participation in the Program or for the time I spend on the Program. I will not request monetary or non-monetary compensation from any individual I meet with as part of the Program. If I determine that an individual should retain a compensated attorney, I will refer the individual to an attorney other than myself. My participation in the Program does not create an employment or agency relationship with the Fairbanks, the SMBA, or the Bar Foundation for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to workers compensation, unemployment compensation, employment benefits, vicarious liability, contracting authority, and the like.

I will provide legal services directly to individuals as part of this program. The Fairbanks, the SMBA, and the Bar Foundation will serve only as a conduit by which individuals are referred to me as pro bono clients. Accordingly, I will have an attorney-client relationship with each individual for which I provide legal service. I am not providing legal services to the Fairbanks, the SMBA, or the Bar Foundation, and I will not have an attorney-client relationship with such entities.

I and/or my employer will maintain professional liability insurance that covers the legal services I will provide as part of the Program.

I understand and agree that the Fairbanks, the SMBA, and/or the Bar Foundation may refuse to allow me, any other attorney to participate in the Program for any legally permissible reason.