Mark Heller, the attorney representing the 26-year-old actress in her ongoing probation violation case, filed for a continuance to enable Lohan "who is pursuing and participating in certain activities, which will benefit her and afford her more of an opportunity, to be a productive and responsible person and contributor to society," E! News said.
Heller's motion also seeks to dismiss charges made against Lohan after police alleged she lied about who was driving her Porsche when she was involved in a Santa Monica, Calif., car crash last June. Heller claimed specific procedural irregularities in the ways authorities responded to the incident.
A source told E! News the activities proposed would include "various public service and various charitable efforts."
"She's finally made a decision to turn her life around," the insider said.
The former child star of hit films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls" has seen her career eclipsed in recent years by her legal woes and battles with drug and alcohol addiction. She was most recently seen in the critically panned TV movie "Liz & Dick."