Blogs entries posted in January, 2013.

Pro Bono Volunteer Training: "Small Claims Resource Center"

Posted by OPI at 8:12 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- Help Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) staff the Small Claims Resource Center in D.C. Superior Court! Volunteer lawyers and law students are needed on several Thursdays from 9 am - 1 pm to provide legal information to pro se litigants about small claims law and procedure in the District of Columbia. When you serve as a volunteer in the Resource Center, you will be supervised by an attorney from NLSP.

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Take Back Your Home Foreclosure Outreach

Posted by OPI at 2:56 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

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Our combined community efforts to combat foreclosure in Prince George County, MD  will continue throughout the semester. No prior experience is required, and we will group new students up with seasoned volunteers so they can learn the ropes. There will also be a short training at the beginning to serve as a refresher for anyone who might like a little reminder.

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Hogar Citizenship Boot Camp Training

Posted by OPI at 12:28 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

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CALL FOR A STUDENT VOLUNTEER - LEGAL RESEARCH!

Posted by OPI at 3:14 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- A local attorney is seeking a law student to assist with legal research pertaining to a current case. The questions presented are as follows:

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Citizenship Info Sessions/Eligibility Screening at CARECEN

Posted by OPI at 5:55 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- Citizenship Info Sessions and Eligibility Screening at CARECEN | CARECEN will be holding a citizenship informational session and screen potential citizenship applicants immediately after. Our immigration attorneys will be making a presentation about eligibility requirements, documents needed to apply, exceptions, citizenship interview and exam and will answer questions. We are looking for volunteers who can help us screen those interested to start the application process.  Spanish fluency required. Then clinic will take place on January 19, 2013 at 12 noon, 1460 Columbia Road NW, Suite C-1

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SAALT Naturalization Clinics

Posted by OPI at 5:54 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- SAALT Naturalization clinics provide multilingual legal advice and immigration assistance, as well as referral services for a host of different citizenship needs. Naturalization clinics offer free assistance and up-to-date information to community members who may have limited access to resources due to income, level of English-proficiency, and other considerations. As a law student volunteer, your role would focus on initial intake duties, assisting pro bono immigration attorneys, and providing interpretation in Montgomery County, MD. You may register for one or more half-day clinics. Training will be provided. Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Tamil or proficiency in another South Asian language preferred but not required. The first clinic will be held on January 27, 2013 , 10am – 2pm at the Southern Asian Seventh Day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, MD.Please contact Avani Mody at avani@saalt.org by January 18 to participate.

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Legal Services Corporation

Posted by OPI at 4:47 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) needs help with legal research, much of which can be done remotely. LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The Corporation is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

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