Pro Bono Opportunity – Legal Aid of North Carolina
Call-4-ALL Helpline Pro Bono Project
Time commitment:1 hour per week (can be done remotely)
Training: May 13, 6-8, School of Law, Room 5042
Skills to be learned from
this project: Client Interviewing, Summarizing Legally Significant Facts
This project will involve
interviewing applicants who are requesting Legal Aid services, over the phone.
Students will interview applicants for financial eligibility and summarize
applicant’s legal situation.
Legal Aid of North Carolina
has a program in which local attorneys volunteer to take calls from clients
seeking legal advice. These cases must be screened beforehand, but this part of
the process has been understaffed. There has been a lag in getting clients
connected to attorneys. This bottle neck is preventing clients from being
served; volunteer attorneys are under-utilized. The goal of this project is to
help alleviate this problem by having volunteer law students perform these
The Call-4-All Helpline is a
great opportunity to gain interviewing experience while providing a much needed
service. This is an ongoing project that requires a commitment of 1 hour per
week. Student volunteers will perform telephone interviews to complete online
financial eligibility forms and to obtain brief facts about legal problems.
Students may conduct these telephone interviews in any location so long as the
call will be confidential.
Students will be assigned LANC applicants to contact each week. Students will
be assigned callers on either Wednesday or Friday and will have 2 days to
complete the screenings.
If you are interested in
participating, please contact Dean Novinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday,