New Public Service Opportunity - Project Compassion

Project Compassion is a health services program serving underserved populations - low-income and predominantly African American - in the Shawnee neighborhood of West Louisville. Project Compassion seeks a law student to work on drafting and filing articles of incorporation, drafting and submitting an application for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to the IRS, and developing a simple instructional handout or program for non-medical volunteers about participant privacy and confidentiality.  Project Compassion is administered by Dr. Karen Krigger, Associate Professor of Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. The services are provided by various licensed service providers who have their own medical malpractice insurance and HIPPAA compliance. The law student who signs up for this public service placement would work directly with Dr. Krigger and Professor Tony Arnold (both of whom are members of Redeemer and involved in Project Compassion) and under the guidance of Kentucky-licensed attorney Noelle Haegele, a graduate of our Law School.

The initial work on the incorporation, 501(c)(3) status, and privacy/confidentiality training document or program is estimated to take between 30 and 40 hours total, and ideally would be completed by the end of the Fall 2013 semester or earlier. 

If you are a second or third year student interested in the project, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.