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Root and Rebound

Root and Rebound, through public education, direct advocacy and policy reform, works to connect communities impacted by incarceration with information and the tools necessary to succeed. These tools include information about one’s rights, self-help guides, training for non-profits and reducing barriers to full employment, housing, family reunification, education and financial security.

Purpose of pro bono opportunity

  1. To provide opportunities for law students to work along side attorneys and clients
  2. To provide skills development for law students
  3. To build awareness of the issues, challenges and effects of incarceration on communities and individuals

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 justice system with a focus on issues around reentry.

Responsibilities of the project

The Root and Rebound lawyer and staff 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 Root and Rebound office 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 Skills: Professionalism


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