Volunteer Attorney Reimbursement Policy
SMRLS is committed to using Volunteer Attorneys to accomplish our mission and to help close the justice gap in our service area. To support our Volunteer Attorneys, SMRLS offers reimbursement for mileage, parking, and copying for those Volunteers who request.
Eligibility for reimbursement is determined by the total parking cost and mileage in an individual case.
- Volunteer Attorneys who drive more than 55 miles over the course of a SMRLS case may be reimbursed according to the SMRLS travel reimbursement policy in place at the time the Volunteer accepted the case. For 2020, the reimbursement rate is $.575 per mile.
- Volunteer Attorneys who incur more than $45 in parking expenses over the course of a case will be eligible for parking reimbursement.
- Volunteer Attorneys who incur more than $50 in required copying expenses (for example, required copying of a court record) over the course of a case will be eligible for copying reimbursement.
Mileage, parking, and copying reimbursement requests, with receipts for parking and copying fees, must be submitted in writing to your Volunteer Attorney Coordinator. Your Coordinator will review your request and submit an approved request to the SMRLS Finance Department for payment.