Blogs entries posted in April, 2013.

Hogar Citizenship Program: Community Service Opportunity

Posted by OPI at 10:44 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- Need 5-6 Volunteers on Friday APR 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM for about 2 hours to assist with Outreach for the Hogar Citizenship Program. You will be stuffing the Sunday bulletins for Spanish Masses throughout Northern Virginia with information about the Hogar Citizenship Program and the Hogar ESOL Program. There are 5,000 bulletins to stuff!!! This activity is very important to get the word out about citizenship classes, upcoming workshops, and ESOL classes - your actions will help reach thousands!! (literally!) Location:  Migration and Refugee Services office of Catholic Charities (Next to the main office on Glebe road, Arlington). Address:  80 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203. Report To: Krupskaya Elliott Please RSVP to REldridge@ccda.net if you can come help. ***Note: This opportunity counts towards the pledge as community service hours.

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CARCEN: Volunteers Needed for 4/10 Immigration Rally

Posted by OPI at 9:16 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- Join CARCEN and tens of thousands of community, labor and immigrant rights supporters to urge Congress to address the nation's immigration crisis by passing commonsense immigration reform in 2013 that includes a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. The rally will be on Wednesday, April 10 at 3:00pm on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Volunteer marshals and peace keepers are needed downtown on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and surrounding Metro stops. Volunteers will be directing people from Metro stops closest to the West Lawn, on the way to the West Lawn of the Capitol, and access to stage, will hand signs to the rally participants coming in by bus from throughout the region and will ensure our action will be conducted in an orderly fashion.   Training is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm at SEIU 32BJ office at 1025 Vermont Ave NW, 7th floor (near McPherson Square Metro). Lots of bilingual volunteers needed! If you are interested in volunteering email carecen@carecendc.org or just show up for training. ***Note: This opportunity counts towards the pledge as community service hours.

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National Lawyers Guild: Call for Volunteers

Posted by OPI at 4:35 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- The NLG 2012 Convention decided to organize around the issue of Secure Communities and immigration policing. We have two NLG interns who are creating an online library of resources and we need volunteers to help with some research tasks over the next few weeks. Some of you have already volunteered and received assignments, but we have a lot of work and need some more help! The first two tasks we have for students are to 1) read and annotate law review articles which our spring interns have compiled and 2) research if your local cities/states have introduced any bills related to S-Comm and if so, ascertain the legislature's timeline for passing those bills

Part 1: We need students to read the articles, briefly summarize the argument and findings -- in particular the to the extent that they relate to Secure Communities, on either a national or a state level. We are also interested in how Secure Communities fits into broader federal/state approaches to immigration enforcement, so we'd like you to flag that when it comes up. Each annotation should be about 1-2 paragraphs. We have about 40 articles that need to be reviewed in the next several weeks. If you have time to work on this, please respond and indicate how many articles you think you can realistically read and annotate in a 2-3 week period. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project Seeks Volunteers

Posted by OPI at 4:32 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project is looking for volunteers (law students, grads, undergrads) for research/policy analysis. NIWAP advocates for laws, policies and practices that enhance legal options for immigrant women and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. It's a great, small organization where you can really make a difference for immigrant women and families all over the country. It's a great opportunity to be involved in advocacy work, immigration reform and women's issues.

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Neighborhood Legal Services Program: April -May Opporunities

Posted by OPI at 4:29 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- -- NLSP is looking for short-term opportunities to fulfill your  pro bono pledge hours in late-April and May?  The Neighborhood Legal Services Program is  looking for volunteers to help out in mid-April until Memorial Day in both its Brief Services Unit and to help  staff the Small Claims Resource Center on Thursday mornings. NLSP would like for volunteers to do a minimum of 15 hours (ideally two full days) a week for four, consecutive weeks. If you aren't taking a lot of finals, have some free time before starting your summer placement and would like to help out, please send a resume and your availability  for last week of April until May to:

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