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Volunteer Bankrupcty Attorney- Florida (2 cases available)

The Military Assistance Project is seeking volunteer attorneys in Florida (one in Jacksonville and one in Kissimmee) to file two Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

The Military Assistance Project was established to provide free legal services for active duty, reserve, or veteran military personnel in the form of pro bono bankruptcy services. We have two clients in need of Chapter 7 representation in Florida, a jurisdiction in which we currently have no volunteer counsel.

MAP will prepare thorough intake files on each client, including credit reports, bills, pay advises, tax returns, and a completed bankruptcy questionnaire. The clients are also eligible for free credit counseling pre and post-petition through MAP. At this time, MAP needs volunteer counsel to populate and file the Chapter 7 Schedules and SOFA, as well as represent the client at the 341 hearing.

Attorneys willing to assist these two veterans can contact dianna@militaryassistanceproject.org

When
Immediately
Requirements
Admission to relevant FL Bankruptcy District
URL
www.militaryassistanceproject.org
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Volunteer Advocate

Most of our nation’s veterans make a successful transition back to civilian life, but it is not always easy. The VA’s records indicate that 22 veterans commit suicide each day. An estimated 30% of our troops come home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and countless servicemembers struggle with Traumatic Brain Injuries, depression, and substance abuse. The Veteran Advocacy Project intervenes before veterans reach a breaking point by ensuring their access to housing, health care, and income.

We are partnered with VA hospitals, mental health clinics, and local veterans’ groups to reach servicemembers where they are. While our attorneys tackle the legal challenges, our advocates ensure that our clients are connected to appropriate social services. With a dedicated team, the project allows veterans to achieve the stability needed to regain their health and rebuild their lives.

Volunteer opportunities exist in housing law, VA claims, Family law, Discharge Upgrades, or conducting outreach and intake.

When
Any time.
URL
http://www.veteranadvocacyproject.org
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New Mexico VA Clinic

Volunteer attorneys and paralegals staff a monthly legal clinic at the the VA hospital in Albuquerque, NM.

Attorneys meet with eligible veterans regarding their civil legal needs. Attorneys provide advice and/or brief service to the veterans and assist in developing an Action Plan that the veteran can use to follow-up on the legal issue, including steps to be taken and further resources. High priority needs include family law, military discharge upgrades, employment law, consumer law, landlord/tenant, foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Paralegals work in a variety of ways in the clinic, including doing intakes with clients and matching clients with attorneys.

For more information, contact VJO Specialist, 505-265-1711, ext. 3434.

When
The VA civil legal clinics are the second Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - noon.
Requirements
Knowledge of the law, willingness to help. Culural competncy training and volunteer orientation is provided to volunteers. Malpractice insurance is provided by the State Bar of New Mexico.
URL
http://www.nmbar.org/AboutSBNM/YLD/Veterans%20Civil%20Justice%20Initiative.pdf
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Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement

Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.

URL
http://www.publiccounsel.org/practice_areas/center_for_veterans_advancement
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Undergraduate Legal Intern (or Volunteer)

LEGAL ASSISTANCE OF WESTERN NEW YORK, INC.®
361 South Main Street, Geneva, New York 14456
Tele: (315)781-1465 (Voice/TDD)
1-866-781-5235 (Toll Free-Clients Only)
Fax: (315)781-2565 Website: www.lawny.org
December 23, 2013
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Undergraduate Legal Intern

Project Description:
LawNY®’s Geneva office seeks two undergraduate interns to work on a variety of projects within our office. LawNY® is a not-for-profit law firm which provides free civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. The Geneva division serves Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties, and provides representation primarily in the areas of housing, public benefits, family, education, consumer, health and elder law.

Position Description: Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. ® will accept up to two interns for the 2014 spring semester. A commitment of at least 10 hours per week throughout the semester is preferred. Interns will gain experience through a variety of projects involving research, outreach, and introductory client work. Other assignments may be assigned as needed. This semester’s projects include:

Pro-Se Divorce Clinic: An undergraduate intern will work with the LawNY® staff
to prepare for and help run our pro-se divorce clinic for unrepresented people. He or she will assist with
screening potential participants, intake, and other clinic participation.

LawHelp/NY: LawHelp.org/NY is a statewide website dedicated to providing free
legal information to low-income New Yorkers. The intern will assist LawHelp/NY’s Organizational Listing Coordinator on outreach initiatives to members of the client population and the non-profit community, as well as on content management on the website.

Veterans Outreach Project: The Veterans Outreach Project targets the unmet needs of local veterans, through our civil legal services and referrals to other organizations. The veterans intern will assist the AmeriCorps VISTA in the execution of this project by providing veteran referrals, assisting with outreach and conducting research to further expand the network of resources available.

Educational Benefit:
Interns will work cooperatively with experienced paralegals and attorneys and will receive supportive supervision enabling them to contribute to the work of the office. An intern with a strong interest in an office project not listed above should speak with a supervisor about taking on work in that area.

Intern Qualifications:
● 10 hour per week commitment preferred
● Must be in good academic standing, preference for junior or senior
● Excellent communication and writing skills
● Applicants should be enthusiastic, committed to an ethic of service and interested in serving
the community of Geneva
● Self-initiative and past experience in volunteering and/or within the non-profit sector preferred

Application Procedure:
Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to Kaitlin Hollrah at khollrah@lawny.org by Monday, January 13, 2013 at 5pm.

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.® is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

When
Start and end dates are flexible; preferably a minimum of 10 hours per week
Requirements
Excellent communication and writing skills

Applicants should be enthusiastic, committed to an ethic of service and interested in serving
the community of Geneva

Self-initiative and past experience in volunteering and/or within the non-profit sector preferred
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Wisconsin Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

Volunteers are needed to assist eligible veterans and service members who have legal issues that can best be resolved by a Wisconsin lawyer.

The Pro Bono Coordinator screens requests for help and makes referrals to participating attorneys for eligible individuals.

Clients must be below 125% of the federal poverty guideline.

Requests are received from locations around the state.

We can also connect volunteers to other free legal clinics that assist veterans in Wisconsin.

Requirements
For advising clients on state law issues in Wisconsin, you must be an Active or Emeritus member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. For VA benefits issues, you must be accredited by the VA.
URL
http://ad.uat.wisbar.org/formembers/probono/Pages/Wisconsin-Legal-Assistance-for-Military-Personnel.aspx
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Legal Services NYC Veterans Justice Project Volunteer

Legal Services NYC seeks volunteers interested in working with our Veterans Justice Project (VJP). Candidates should be willing to volunteer between eight to ten hours a week consistently.

The VJP provides free civil legal services to New York City’s low-income military members, veterans and their families by assisting this population secure housing and income and in accessing education and healthcare. Our work is crucial in preventing veterans and their families from slipping into poverty.

The VJP is seeking volunteers on an ongoing basis to work with our attorneys on a variety of legal issues, including litigation projects, child support, divorce, housing, foreclosure, public benefits and consumer, health, tax, employment and other civil legal matters. Volunteers will work alongside VJP attorneys in conducting client interviews, training and doing intake at VA Hospitals and other veteran social service provider organizations, as well as work on advocacy efforts on behalf of veterans and their families. Volunteers will also respond to the needs of veterans seeking legal assistance through the Veterans Justice hotline, engage in legal research and writing and attend administrative hearings and assist in all aspects of the veterans’ cases.

For more information, please contact Audrey Carr at (646) 442-3612 or acarr@ls-nyc.org.

When
Ongoing
Requirements
Attorneys, law students and others interested in working with veterans' civil legal services and on veterans advocacy issues
URL
http://www.legalservicesnyc.org
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Community Justice Program's Veterans Legal Clinic

The San Antonio Bar Association's Community Justice Program (CJP) provides pro bono legal assistance to low-income veterans and their families at a monthly Veterans Legal Clinic. Founded in October 2002, the CJP has helped match more than 6,000 pro bono cases to volunteer attorneys through their monthly family, wills and veteran legal clincis.

The Veterans Legal Clinic is designed as an advice-only, ask-a-lawyer legal clinic for low-income veterans, however, we do have the capacity to execute a will and the ancillary documents if requested.

Each veteran is pre-screened for financial eligibility by our collaborative partners, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). During the clinic we will get a variety of “cases” that will include family, criminal, probate, employment, landlord tenant and bankruptcy law, to name a few.

The clinics are held at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX from 2 pm - 4 pm. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please contact suzanned@sabar.org or 210-227-8822, ext. 26. From more information go to the Community Justice Program website.

When
3rd Friday of month January through November, with the exception of April.

2014 CJP Veterans Legal Clinic dates: January 17, February 21, March 21, Apirl 11, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21.
URL
www.sabar.org/cjp
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Center for Arkansas Legal Services

The Center for Arkansas Legal Services (CALS) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Arkansans with civil legal problems, including veterans, military members, and their families.

Resources are available through the website at www.arlegalservices.org.

CALS also annually hosts Wills for Veterans, a free service in which volunteer attorneys are available to prepare simple wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney for health care and financial matters to veterans in central Arkansas.

With 7 offices staffed by more than 30 attorneys throughout central and southern Arkansas, plus a volunteer pool of more than 1,500 attorneys, legal aid services benefited close to 36,000 low-income people and the elderly with their critical legal needs in 2012. However, 724,850 people in Arkansas live at or below 125 percent of the poverty line, and thousands of those Arkansans in need were turned away due to lack of resources. Learn more at www.arlegalservices.org | www.arkansasjustice.org.

URL
www.arlegalservices.org/probono
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Legal Aid of Arkansas

Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income Arkansans with civil legal problems, including veterans, military members, and their families.

LAA also annually hosts HOPE at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The event is a one-stop resource for area homeless, who will have access to haircuts, eye exams, groceries, dental exams, veteran services, free lunch, and free legal advice.

With nine offices staffed by more than 30 attorneys throughout northwest Arkansas, plus a volunteer pool of more than 1,500 attorneys, legal aid services benefited close to 36,000 low-income people and the elderly with their critical legal needs in 2012. However, 724,850 people in Arkansas live at or below 125 percent of the poverty line, and thousands of those Arkansans in need were turned away due to lack of resources.

Learn more at www.arlegalservices.org | www.arkansasjustice.org.

URL
www.arlegalservices.org/probono
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