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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Helping people in the Charlotte area with legal services: Consumer, Domestic Violence, Home Preservation, Healthcare Access, Immigration, Income Security and Tax Disputes

Purpose of project

  1. To provide opportunities for law students to work along side the attorneys and clients in the legal services field
  2. To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
  3. To create an awareness of the problems and rewards of working on behalf of clients who cannot afford representation
  4. To observe and participate in the processes of a non-profit organization.
  5. To assist clients with are facing immigration law challenges

Requirements or qualifications

Law students must:

  1. be a good academic standing
  2. complete and submit the Volunteer Enrollment Form
  3. have an interest in legal services for low-income veterans, seniors, immigrants, people living with disabilities and families with children. Average volunteer time required is 2 hours per week, virtually

Responsibilities of organizations

The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy must:

  1. agree to properly supervise the work of the law student
  2. provide clear and timely instructions
  3. seek opportunities to expose the students to various tasks
  4. provide feedback when possible.

Responsibilities of the students

The students must:

  1. communicate effectively and efficiently with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and the supervising attorney
  2. complete tasks in a timely and competent manner
  3. seek assistance when needed
  4. perform duties professionally
  5. treat this volunteer opportunity as if it was a paying or for-credit position

Skills Opportunities

The following Core Skills may be associated with this particular volunteer opportunity. Not all tasks will contain all of these skills. See the complete Core Competencies & Skills Inventory for more details.

  • Core Skill: Oral Communication and Listening Abilities
  • Core Skill: Writing Skills
  • Core Skill: General Research Skills
  • Core Skill: Critical Reading Abilities
  • Core Skill: Task Organization and Management
  • Core Skills: Professionalism

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