SAALT - "Be the Change"

Posted by OPI at 12:45 PM in Pro Bono Honors Pledge

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 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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