Lawyer on the Line Training

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

12:00 PM

12:50 PM

Classroom 5042

Join us at NOON in room 5042 for training for Lawyer on the Line. Training is mandatory for participation in the project. If you are unable to attend training, but still would like to volunteer for the project, contact Elizabeth Paillere, Special Projects Coordinator at emariep@live.unc.edu.

Info about LOTL:

Lawyer on the Line was a program created through a partnership between Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) and the NC Bar Association where volunteer lawyers take cases from LANC.  Several years ago, LANC added a law school model in which their Intake Unit identifies cases in housing, employment, and expunction law where LANC attorneys are not likely to be able to provide representation. Since the beginning of LANC’s Lawyer On The Line, over 15,000 clients have been served with over $4,000,000 in pro bono services.

Lawyer On The Line at UNC Law is divided into two week cycles occurring over the Fall and Spring semesters. During the project cycles, students consult with clients over the phone, students discuss issues with attorney, and then students share information with clients. It is simple, flexible, with low time commitment. Most importantly though, it empowers clients and offers valuable experience to law students. Students have the opportunity to work with real clients, in real situations, that have real and important consequences. Students gain practical experience: interviewing, researching, and applying the law. When students volunteer with Lawyer On The Line, there is a greater access to legal services for the impoverished and students have the opportunity to experience the limitations of poverty on people. This experience will hopefully shape this next generation of lawyers to continue along the path of pro bono and public service.

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