Pro Bono Program Alumni Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Newsletter: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spotlight On the Alumni Pro Bono Opportunities Portal

As part of our continued commitment to Pro Bono work, we would love to introduce you to a few of the featured projects available for you, as attorneys, to sign up for on the Alumni Pro Bono Opportunity Portal.

There are three options on the Portal:

  1. Practicing attorneys are able to search for existing Pro Bono Projects in need of attorney volunteers;
  2. Legal service providers are also encouraged to submit Pro Bono projects in need of attorney volunteers; and
  3. You can sign up for project alert e-mails to be notified when projects become available.

If you would like any additional information about the program or the photographs you see here, please feel free to visit our website. Thank you for your continued interest in the Pro Bono Program!

Sincerely,

Amanda Colley
Pro Bono Program Alumni Coordinator

Spotlight On Our Featured Project

Compass Center

Compass Center for Women and Families
Legal Information Services

Our featured Alumni Pro Bono Opportunity is the Compass Center for Women and Families' Legal Information Services Pro Bono Project. Would you be able to volunteer remotely by providing fifteen minute telephone consultations to clients on legal issues?

The Compass Center is seeking volunteer attorneys to provide two hours of free telephone consultation appointments per month, or as often as the attorney is available. Attorneys have complete flexibility with the days of the week and the times they would like to schedule. For example, since the Compass Center offers fifteen minute time blocks to clients, if an attorney chooses a 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. shift, there will be a total of eight available appointments to clients within that window. Most clients need assistance with family law and/or domestic violence issues, but help in property, employment, real estate, and landlord/tenant law is needed as well. The Compass Center takes care of all the scheduling and initial client communications. The attorney will be given a list of client names and issues, and will asked to be available during the designated time blocks for clients to call in. Attorneys are asked to provide a contact phone number to provide for clients and help ensure that the fifteen minute blocks are honored if another caller is waiting. Once calls have been completed, attorneys should return a feedback form to the Compass Center that records callers and any other pertinent information.

Learn more!

Spotlight On New Projects

Introducing a few new opportunities that are available to sign up.

Seeds

SEEDS
Legal Consultation to Boost Our Volunteer Program

SEEDS teaches respect for life, for the earth and for one another, through gardening and growing food. Located in the heart of urban downtown Durham, SEEDS is an urban sanctuary focused on promoting principles and practices of sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, food security, and environmental stewardship. SEEDS relies on volunteers to achieve its mission, but needs assistance developing improved methods for liability management. Between now and April 30, 12-18 hours of estimated volunteer time from legal professionals is needed to develop volunteer liability strategies and processes. The goal of the project is to produce liability document such as waivers, media releases, and liability documents, and analysis of document utilization for efficiency purposes.

More information.

4ALL Statewide Service Day

North Carolina Bar Association
4ALL Statewide Service Day: March 6, 2015

Volunteer with the North Carolina Bar Association at one of eight sites across North Carolina for a three hour shift to answer telephone inquiries about legal information and referral resources for North Carolina related matters. Attorneys will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 6. Sites include Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem. To volunteer at every site except Cary, you must be a North Carolina licensed attorney. Shifts are from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.; Cary (Spanish language) 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Cary (Spanish Language) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Cary Spanish Language 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

More information about the event.
Sign-up details.


To learn more about the Pro Bono Program, including how you can be involved, email uncprobonoalumni@gmail.com.

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