Pro Bono Opportunity – don’t miss this one

November 3, 2011

PROJECT:
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program holds Advice & Referral Clinics on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
More information is available here: http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/pro_bono/about_the_program/serving_the_community/advice.cfm.

CUA Law is participating in partnership with Dickstein Shapiro on Saturday, November 12, from 9:30AM-1:00 PM. Students are needed to assist the volunteer attorneys as they provide brief legal advice and assistance to low-income members of the community. This is a terrific opportunity to have personal client contact and gain intake experience.

Each student will be paired with an attorney from the firm to shadow and act as “co-counsel” on intakes. I won’t know exactly how many slots are available until the firm has finalized its volunteer list next week, so if you are interested, please sign up and I’ll provide an update as to how many volunteers they can accommodate. The final participant list will be determined by the order in which students signed up.

COMMITMENT:
Students are asked to arrive at Bread for the City by 9:30 on Saturday morning for training. The clinic opens at 10am and the doors close at noon, but volunteers may wind up staying until 1pm or in a few cases even later if the intakes so require.

TRAINING:
A brief training will be provided that morning. Each student will be assigned to an attorney from Dickstein Shapiro. Mentors will be available onsite and reference manuals will be provided.

Sign up at the Pro Bono at CUA Law TWEN page – DC Bar Pro Bono Program

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