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Project Ayuda

Volunteers assist the Hispanic community by providing information about legal and non-legal issues, connecting with attorneys, and locating resources where Spanish is spoken. Volunteers also translate a limited number of documents.On occasion informal interpreters services are needed for other pro bono programs.

Training: Research skills needed

Purpose of project

  1. To provide opportunities for law students to work along side the attorneys and clients
  2. To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
  3. To provide opportunities for students to utilize their Spanish language skills
  4. To provide exposure to the legal issues faced by the Hispanic community

Requirements or qualifications

Law students must:

  1. Be in good academic standing
  2. Complete and submit the Volunteer Enrollment Form
  3. Have either writing or speaking Spanish language skills
  4. Have an interest in serving the Hispanic population

Responsibilities of the project

Project Ayuda 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 including translation
  4. Provide feedback when possible.

Responsibilities of the students

The students must:

  1. Communicate effectively and efficiently
  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: Task Organization and Management
  • Core Skills: Professionalism

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