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Lawyers4Vets Legal Clinic

Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month this clinic is a collaboration between the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the VA. The Clinic offers screened veterans with legal issues such as expungements. wills, child support. No VA Benefits services provided. Students will assist with intake and processing.

Training: Observation and on the job

Purpose of pro bono opportunity

  1. To provide opportunities for law students to work along side attorneys and clients
  2. To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
  3. To create an awareness of the problems faced by veterans
  4. To create and awareness of the services available to assist veterans

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 serving the veteran population

Responsibilities of organizations

Lawyers 4 Vets 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 Lawyers 4 Vets Clinic staff
  2. complete tasks in a timely and competent manner
  3. seek assistance when needed
  4. perform duties professionally

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: Task Organization and Management
  • Core Skills: Professionalism

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