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Blog entries in the Pro Bono Honors Pledge category.

Hogar Citizenship Program: Community Service Opportunity

Posted by OPI at 10:44 PM

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

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

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

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

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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Pro Bono Volunteer Training: "Small Claims Resource Center"

Posted by OPI at 8:12 PM

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

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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

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CALL FOR A STUDENT VOLUNTEER - LEGAL RESEARCH!

Posted by OPI at 3:14 PM

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

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

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

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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SANDY COMMUNITY SURVEY with Legal Services NYC

Posted by OPI at 4:59 PM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- Legal Services NYC seeks law student volunteers to conduct a community needs assessment in Sandy-impacted New York neighborhoods. Our goal: Reach 5,000 New Yorkers over three weeks in January 2013. Student canvassers will be trained to assess for immediate legal needs and to provide resources and referrals. LSNYC and our community partners will use the survey results to advocate for a broad spectrum of expanded resources, law and policy reforms.

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The Student Press Law Center

Posted by OPI at 3:50 PM

The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free legal assistance to student journalists and the teachers who work with them nationwide. The SPLC is considering a facial constitutional challenge to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"), a federal statute that frequently is misapplied to obstruct journalists' access to information from colleges and schools. We believe the statute -- violation of which is punishable by complete withdrawal of a school's federal funding -- is constitutionally infirm under the principles set forth in the "Obamacare" ruling, NFIB v. Sebelius. The research assignment would be gathering and analyzing caselaw from the Ninth Circuit to determine (1) the prerequisites for a facial First Amendment challenge to a federal statute, and (2) the standing issues involved in challenging the statute from the vantage point of a requester of public records rather than the institution that actually faces the potential forfeiture of federal funding. The student's work would assist SPLC in building the strongest case to withstand a motion to dismiss. SPLC would hope for a written memo summarizing the student's findings, but the memo can be relatively informal. The work probably will take about a 30-hour week, but it is divisible if the student would prefer a less demanding assignment. There is no specific deadline. Inquiries can be directed to Frank D. LoMonte at director@splc.org

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Klamp & Associates - Lawyers Serving the Nonprofit Community

Posted by OPI at 3:48 PM

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Project: Intellectual property research and registration for a new nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid and promoting civil society development in Syria.

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Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Posted by OPI at 1:06 PM

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If you’ll be in Texas over the break, check out the opportunity below.  

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has 15 offices with 300 staffers in 69 Texas Counties and several more counties in some southern states where Texas migrant farm workers go to work.

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The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Posted by OPI at 11:00 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. --- The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, through its Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy, is seeking 1-2 legal interns/volunteers to provide short-term support in the completion of the 7th edition of the Child Pornography: Model Legislation and Global Review.  In particular, assistance is needed in researching the existing child pornography laws in a dozen countries, sending verification letters to local Embassies, reviewing and updating footnotes, and drafting and reviewing several new sections of the report on online grooming, data retention laws, and implementation. Ideally a student would work a minimum of 15 hours/week. The research work can be done  remotely, but the other components would need to be done onsite. Simply as a point of reference, the report is expected to be fully completed for publication by late February. Interested students can contact WCL Alumnus Sandra Marchenko at smarchenko@icmec.org or 703.837.6340.

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The Due Process of Law Foundation

Posted by OPI at 10:59 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. --- The Due Process of Law Foundation needs pro bono translation help.  The organization has a lot of Amicus Briefs and other official legal letters to judicial authorities in Latin America that need to be translated from Spanish to English for their website.  There are more than ten documents, and each document should not take more than 30 mins to translate each depending on the student’s level of Spanish. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Luckam, Intern Coordinator, sluckam@dplf.org

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The Humane Party

Posted by OPI at 10:57 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- The Humane Party is looking for pro bono support. The Humane Party is the U.S.A.'s first political party committed to running and electing only candidates who have committed to humane values both personally and politically.

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Shared Hope International

Posted by OPI at 10:56 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. --- Shared Hope International just released the 2012 Protected Innocence Challenge report which grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia on how well their existing legislative frameworks combat domestic minor sex trafficking and protect victims. The organization needs help to create additional tools that advocates can use in the upcoming 2013 state legislative sessions to advocate for improvements in their states’ laws. This would involve reviewing and compiling specific results of their policy work into charts and other formats that allow for easy reference.

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The American Society of International Law

Posted by OPI at 10:55 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. --- The American Society of International Law needs help on some short-term projects consisting of bluebooking assignments for two publications (International Legal Materials and ASIL Insights), research of current developments in international law (with particular focus on main international tribunals/institutions), correspondence with authors/editors, tracking of status charts, proof reading, and short writing assignments. The supervisor will be out of the country until January 4, but may be able to supervise and train virtually before then. These projects could be completed during the spring semester.

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DC Survivors and Advocates For Empowerment (DC SAFE)

Posted by OPI at 10:52 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. -- DC Survivors and Advocates For Empowerment (DC SAFE) is looking for volunteers for the DC Domestic Violence Court Watch Project. Commitment is flexible, training is short and occurs frequently, and students get to sit in CPO court to observe and record their findings. Volunteering for this project will be an important contribution to a project enhancing access to justice. To fill out an application form, and to find more information about the project, please visit the website:

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The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Posted by OPI at 10:45 AM

Please click the "Read more" button below for the whole message. --- The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program was created in 1992 with a dual mission:  1) to provide assistance to unrepresented veterans or their family members who have filed appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court), and 2) to recruit and train attorneys in the field of veterans' law.  For additional information about the Consortium, please visit www.vetsprobono.org.

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AEquitas: Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women

Posted by OPI at 10:43 AM

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AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women is an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability.

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The Law Office of Maribel LaFontaine P.C.

Posted by OPI at 4:54 PM

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The Law Office of Maribel LaFontaine P.C.is a private, for-profit firm. However, the firm works on many pro-bono and “low-bono” cases.  Most of the cases are in family law and one is an immigration matter.  The following cases could be worked on in the winter break timeframe; all but the first could be done remotely, however the students may find they will get a richer learning experience if they complete the assignment in the office.  

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Hogar Immigrant Services

Posted by OPI at 7:06 PM

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Help Hogar stuff the Sunday bulletins for Spanish Masses throughout Northern Virginia with information about the Hogar Citizenship Program and the Hogar ESOL Program. This activity is very important to get the word out about citizenship classes, upcoming workshops, and ESOL classes – your actions will help reach thousands! Friday, December 14 at 1:00 PM  for about 2 hours.  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, RSVP to Richard Eldridge at REldridge@ccda.net.

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ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Posted by OPI at 11:52 AM

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The ABA Commission on Law and Aging is looking for pro bono help. This would be a great project over the winter break. Some of the work can be done remotely.

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DC Employment Justice Center's Workers' Rights Clinic

Posted by OPI at 6:06 PM

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WCL students can get legal pro bono hours by helping with the clinic. At the clinic, low-income workers can walk in without an appointment and have a one-on-one consultation with a trained intake counselor who will provide legal advice with the assistance of an experienced employment law attorney. The next intake training will be held on  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Bread for the City, which is located at  1525 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001.

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UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic translation work

Posted by OPI at 3:39 PM

Seeking fluent Spanish and English speakers to translate parts of a submission to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The translation will be from Spanish into English with a 5 hour minimum commitment. Work can be done remotely. Deadline for translations is Friday December 28, 2012. Please contact Professor Ali Beydoun at beydoun@american.edu if you are interested.



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Naturalization Workshops with Hogar Hispano

Posted by OPI at 3:36 PM

Saturday 1/12/13  9:15 AM – 3:30 PM at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church,  46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, VA 20164. Hogar Hispano is a part of Catholic Charities.  At the naturalization workshops, volunteers will help eligible permanent residents (green card holders) completed naturalization applications to become U.S. citizens. Donuts & coffee will be served for breakfast and pizza during lunch.  (Note: If you need to leave early, please let Hogar Hispano know. But all volunteers must be there at 9:15 before the 9:30 training starts.) Please RSVP to Richard Eldridge either by email or by calling 703-534-9805  X-239.   ***Future Dates (Mark your calendars!): February 23, 2013: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Alexandria VA 22309; March 16, 2013: Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G Street Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Take Back Your Home Pro Bono Hours over Winter Break 2012

Posted by OPI at 10:20 AM

Take Back Your Home - There is still great need for foreclosure outreach in Prince George's County over winter break! We could do a traditional morning of door-knocking, or we could visit some of the housing counseling agencies if you all are interested in learning what they do to help people through the process. There are a lot of opportunities, so let me know if you're interested! You can email me directly at amygellatly@gmail.com



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Hogar Immigrant Services, Naturalization Workshop

Posted by OPI at 11:33 AM

Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers for its Naturalization Workshop this Saturday November 10, 2012. It will be hosted at the Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G Street Woodbridge, VA 22191 . Volunteer Hours are from 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM (Note: If you need to leave early, then please let Richard know. But all volunteers must be there at 9:15 before the 9:30 training starts.) Also, If 4-5 volunteers can arrive at 8:30 AM it would be a great help to set up!!!   Please let Richard know if you can be one of the early birds. RSVP to Richard Eldridge either by email at REldridge@ccda.net or by calling 703-534-9805  ext 239. 

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Access Youth: Volunteer Mediators (Pilot Mediation Program)

Posted by OPI at 3:13 PM

Access Youth (http://www.accessyouthinc.org) is looking for students to volunteer as mediators in its pilot program.Through the program the organization hopes to offer mediation as an alternative to suspension and provide an opportunity to for parents and students to participate in mediation. The goal of the program is to reduce youth recidivism and increase rehabilitation by sensitizing youth to the consequences of their behavior. Volunteers should have experience or an interest in mediation and working with at-risk youth. Previous mediation experience and training is preferred. To apply email your resume and cover letter to Jodi Ovca at jovca@accessyouthinc.orgAccess Youth will hold a mandatory training on Saturday, October 27, 2012. They are asking that all volunteers commit to a minimum of three mediations each month.  Upon completion of classroom training and co-mediation mentoring, each mediator will receive a 40-Hour Mediation Certificate.

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ACLU of Maryland: Legal Volunteers

Posted by OPI at 2:17 PM

Get up! Stand up! Stand up for

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AARP Homebound Elderly Law Project

Posted by OPI at 3:52 PM

AARP-Legal Counsel for the Elderly is looking for one or two law students to work on the

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The National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: Translators

Posted by OPI at 3:48 PM

NIWAP is looking for volunteers to translate text (see

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My Sister’s Place: The Clothesline Project

Posted by OPI at 3:45 PM

My Sister’s Place will

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Hogan Lovells: Call for Volunteers! (Credit Info Sessions)

Posted by OPI at 2:09 PM

Hogan Lovells seeks volunteer law students to assist attorneys during public information sessions on good credit practices, in Washington, D.C, in honor of Pro Bono Week 2012. The program will run from October 21, 2012 to November 16, 2012. The sessions will offer basic legal and practical information on consumer credit and borrowing. A background or legal experience in consumer credit is not needed to volunteer. Legal advice about individual situations will not be provided at the sessions.          

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Bread for the City: Kenilworth-Parkside Canvassing

Posted by OPI at 1:52 PM

In conjunction with the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Bread for the City is starting Legal Intake Clinics in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood in Northeast. The DC Promise Neighborhoods is a federal grant program through the Department of Education that is based on the Harlem Children's Zone, which aims to create place-based and school-based models for community change.

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CARECEN Deferred Action for Child Arrivals Clinic

Posted by OPI at 1:33 PM

The Central American Resource Center is looking for volunteers to help with is DACA preparation workshop Saturday, October 20, 10 AM – 1 PM or 1 PM-4 PM  at CARECEN, 1460 Columbia Rd. NW, Suite C-1 Washington, D.C. 20009. The Volunteer Training will take place on Thursday, October 18th at 5:30pm. Learn More. To sign up to volunteer please email Andrea Rodriguez at arodriguez@carecendc.org.

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CAIR Coalition - Call for Volunteers

Posted by OPI at 1:24 PM

CAIR Coalition is a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. area that provides legal services focused exclusively on assisting immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in local jails. They are looking for student volunteers to help man their Immigrant Detainee Hotline, and to join them on some of their jail visits. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Allie Robertson, Legal Assistant, at allie@caircoalition.org or (202) 331-3320.   

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SAALT - "Be the Change"

Posted by OPI at 12:45 PM

Chirag V. Patel, P.A. is hosting a pro bono event as part of a nationwide event, “Be the Change,” a national day of service sponsored by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). This year, the offices of Chirag V. Patel, P.A. will be hosting the event on Saturday, October 6th between 9am and 5:30pm. The offices are seeking law clerks to volunteer for Be the Change.  Volunteers will rotate between greeting clients at the entrance/escorting them to the office, conducting thorough one-on-one consultations using the firm’s intake sheets, and observing attorney-client consultation. Once the intake is complete, the law clerk will brief the immigration attorney on the facts of the case, and the attorney will conduct a more in-depth interview prior to giving legal opinion.  Volunteers will learn the protocol from first meeting a client to concluding a consultation.  Volunteers are also expected to assist with advertising the event by disseminating flyers via email/ listserv and any other means possible.  No prior immigration experience is required. A brief orientation will be provided in in early October.  Conversational Spanish preferred, but not required.  Applicants should contact Dawn C. Sequeira directly at dawn.sequeira@patelfirm.com or via text (301-787-8631) to arrange for an interview.  Phone interviews are ongoing. Volunteering at Be the Change counts toward the Pro Bono Pledge as legal hours.

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CASA for the Children of DC

Posted by OPI at 12:42 PM

CASA for the Children of DC is an organization that pairs adult (21+) mentors and advocates with young people in foster care who have suffered from abuse or neglect. CASA (court appointed special advocates) is looking for students to serve as mentors or CASA advocates.

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Take Back Your Home Foreclosure Outreach

Posted by OPI at 12:35 PM

Take Back Your Home is a student organization dedicated to informing homeowners and renters of their rights when they are facing foreclosure. This fall we will be doing outreach to families facing foreclosure every other weekend.

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Deferred Action Clinics - Hogar Immigrant Services

Posted by OPI at 12:10 PM

Many organizations in the DC area are gearing up to help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Through DACA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will grant two-year, renewable, reprieves from deportation to eligible young immigrants who meet certain criteria.Hogar Immigrant Services is starting evening clinics at the end of September and expects to hold them twice a month during which they will have volunteers help them complete the applications for eligible DACA applicants. Each of these applicants will have already been prescreened for eligibility and should be ready at this appointment to complete the process.Law students may participate as volunteers, but they must 1) undergo training with Hogar and 2) be willing to commit to coming to more than one evening clinic.Hogar hopes to have the next volunteer training in October some time. Volunteering at the DACA clinics counts toward the Pro Bono Pledge as legal hours. The time spent in training does not count. To get involved, contact Mary Mary C. Brittingham; Director, Legal Services Program; Hogar Immigrant Services; 6201 Leesburg Pike, #307; Falls Church, VA 22044; mbrittingham@ccda.net; 703-534-9805 ext. 234.

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Legal Clinics - Christian Legal Aid of DC

Posted by OPI at 12:02 PM

CLADC is having a volunteer training on Saturday, October 16, 2012, 9:30am til 12:30pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church [2458 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE (and Howard Ave)]. Free Parking is available. One block from Anacostia Metrorail Station (Howard Ave). Breakfast and Snacks Provided. The training includes two seminars: 1. What to Expect as a Volunteer at our legal clinic Seminar and 2. Basic Immigration Law (How to Get a Green Card in the USA) Seminar. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Angela Thanyachareon at angela.thanyachareon@christianlegalaid-dc.org or call (202) 710-0592. RSVP required. Any hours spent volunteering at the CLADC clinics count toward the legal service hours for the Pro Bono Honors Pledge.  Learn More.

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Voter Protection

Posted by OPI at 11:58 AM

Interested in voter rights and free and fair elections? Come learn how you can take action to protect the right to vote. The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law has spoken with several student groups here at WCL who are interested in launching a bipartisan initiative to protect voter rights and promote free and fair elections in anticipation of the upcoming elections this November. The Center is also partnering with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which has significant experience leading national Election Protection efforts and utilizing law student volunteers for the ongoing monitoring of voter rights hotlines and the monitoring of local polling locations on election day.Please contact Whitney Hayes, the Center's Program Coordinator, with any questions or comments. She can be reached by email at whayes@wcl.american.edu or phone at 202-274-4180. Hours spent working on election day will count toward the legal hours requirement of the Pro Bono Honors Pledge.

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Hogar Immigrant Services, Naturalization Workshop

Posted by OPI at 10:56 AM

Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers for its Naturalization Workshop this Saturday November 10, 2012. It will be hosted at the Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G Street Woodbridge, VA 22191 . Volunteer Hours are from 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM (Note: If you need to leave early, then please let Richard know. But all volunteers must be there at 9:15 before the 9:30 training starts.) Also, If 4-5 volunteers can arrive at 8:30 AM it would be a great help to set up!!!   Please let Richard know if you can be one of the early birds. RSVP to Richard Eldridge either by email at REldridge@ccda.net or by calling 703-534-9805  ext 239. 

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Community Service Activity: So Others Might Eat, 2/5

Posted by OPI at 1:18 PM

The Office of Public Interest is sponsoring a community service activity with SOME (So Others Might Eat) on Friday, February 5 from 6:45am-1:30pm.  Volunteers will spend time preparing and serving breakfast and lunch and interacting with the guests.  WCL has been a supporter of SOME during the annual In My Back Yard (IMBY) Public Service Day, and we are happy to return this winter to lend further assistance.  Learn more about SOME at http://www.some.org/. (continued)

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Global Volunteering Fair - Thursday, February 4, 2010

Posted by OPI at 11:35 AM

Next Thursday (2/4), Idealist.org is hosting a Global Volunteering Fair in Washington D.C. from 6:00-9:00 P.M. (please note that the doors will close at 8:30).  Attendance is free. (continued)

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Pro Bono Opportunity: Volunteer Tax Preparer

Posted by OPI at 2:17 PM

Help change lives as a Volunteer Tax Preparer while earning community service hours for the WCL Pro Bono Honors Pledge program.

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