Think you might be interested in helping either prepare taxes, conduct intake/interviews and be a part of an amazing team of volunteers? Join Professor Wallace and Pam Robinson for a Q and A Session on January 19 at 1:30 on ZOOM (Log in information below)
VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Preparation) will take place on Sat. from 9-12 for Intake/Interviews and virtually for preparers. There is a requirement for certification. Details and links will be discussed and provided during the Jan. 19th gathering. See you then
Pamela Robinson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Jan 19, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Recently a team of pro bono lawyers and law students responded to over 250 legal questions posted by the public to the SC Bar online forum, SC. FreeLegalAnswers.org. The civil issues included family law, employment, bankruptcy, immigration, probate and more! One thing we found is that often the persons situation may be slightly different but the question was basically the same. For example, the public may tell you a long story on why they need a divorce but the basic question is ” how do I get a divorce?” After drafting and sending almost the same response over and over, it becomes clear that model answers ( that could be altered to fit a specific unique issue) are needed! And this is where we need help! The good news! You can pick the topic and we have instructions and ideas for finding solutions. These are not law school exam responses! No citations! No complex analysis! Yes, issue spotting! Yes, creative writing! and YES to problem solving.
Contact the Pro Bono Program today and get started on your first model answer.
The Homeless Court- Case Preparation Project is a terrific opportunity to work on a case from beginning to end! Volunteers will be assigned by the 5th Circuit Public Defender’s Office to a case that is pending before the Homeless Court. With some guidelines in hand the volunteer will seek information, interview the client, contact the service providers and do what is necessary to prepare the case for a hearing before the Homeless Court. There is even a possibility that the volunteer can help present the information gathered to the Court. The Homeless Court meets at 2 at Transitions on the last Tuesday of each month. Most of the work can now be done virtually. Check the full description on the Pro Bono Program Website or contact the Director to sign up!