Pro Bono work with CUA Law Students & DC Bar

 

Interested in engaging in pro bono work while mentoring a CUA law student?  Then the D.C. Bar Advice and Referral Clinic may be the ideal opportunity for you.  Volunteer attorneys provide brief legal advice and resources to low-income members of the community at  Bread for the City in Northwest D.C.  

Attorneys from the D.C. Bar provide a brief orientation and training on the day of the Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – immediately preceding the 2 hours that the Clinic is open for business.  No particular substantive expertise is required – attorneys with the requisite background and reference guides are on hand for volunteers to consult.  Note that attorney volunteers must be barred in DC (active or inactive) or have an application pending.   

For each volunteer attorney CUA Law sends, we may send a law student to join, as well.  Students will be paired with the volunteer   attorneys to act as "co-counsel" on intakes.  This is one of the most popular pro bono projects for our students, so we greatly appreciate your consideration.  

                Saturday, April 13

                9:30 - 10:00AM                Volunteer Orientation

                10:00AM – noon              Clinic Open for Advice and Referrals

                12:30 - 1:00PM                 Last referral session usually finished

Bread for the City, NW location (1525 7th Street, NW, Washington DC); 3 blocks south of the Shaw-Howard Metro station.

More information about the Clinic is available here.

If you have questions and/or are interested in participating, email Pro Bono Coordinator Jennifer Tschirch at tschirch@law.edu

 

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