Additional Week-Long Project Available for 1L's
Week of December 16, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunity at Legal Aid
The Legal Aid Society places cases with volunteer attorneys and serves as a mechanism for the private bar to provide pro bono service to citizens who are unable to hire an attorney due to lack of financial resources. Once Legal Aid places a case with an attorney, Legal Aid is required to monitor progress of the case by checking on the case status periodically and then closing out the Legal Aid file once the service is completed. This process involves the review of online court records, phone calls to attorneys and a review of Legal Aid files. Also, once all work is completed, the Legal Aid file must be closed electronically and the file organized. While this work is procedural in nature the ramifications are substantive. Through proper handling of pro bono matters, Legal Aid is able to accurately report services provided to its funders and continue to provide services to the poor in our community. Students involved in this process will assist in the process of closing files and securing up-to-date information on ongoing pro bono matters.
Three to four students will be needed for this project. Students will receive training and supervision throughout the work.
If you are a first year student who turned in your week-long project interest form but would like to add this project as one of your choices, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know by no later than Monday, November 11. Also, please let her know if you would like to change the order of your choices.
If not enough interest is shown by the first year students, we will open these opportunities to all students after November 11.