What: Ascend Justice (Formerly Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and Family Defense Center) Emergency Order of Protection Clinic Training
When: January 10, 2020
Time: 2-4:30 PM
Where: Domestic Violence Courthouse 2nd Floor Conference Room, 555 West Harrison Street
Emergency Order of Protection Clinic volunteers provide brief services for litigants filing civil Orders of Protection through Ascend Justice’s Emergency Order of Protection Clinic. Volunteers conduct interviews, complete pleadings, and draft affidavits. Volunteers also thoroughly explain the court process and may accompany litigants to court to provide support. Volunteers do not provide representation and there is no ongoing case commitment. This opportunity is open to attorneys, students (undergrad and law students), and other interested legal professionals. Volunteers must attend a 2.5-hour training session, commit to work one 4-hour shift per week (students) or month (attorneys and other legal professionals) and bring a laptop. Training and supervision are provided by an Ascend Justice attorney.
TIME COMMITMENT & VOLUNTEER NEEDS: The Clinic is open Monday through Friday. Shifts are 8:30-12:30 and 12:30-4:30. Clinic volunteers are asked to commit to one shift per week.
HOW TO REGISTER: Volunteers must register for the training. Please submit a resume and a brief statement as to why you are interested in volunteering with Ascend Justice to the Volunteer Services Manager, Kimberly Washington, at email@example.com. Please indicate your expected availability.