Collaboration between a number of community organizations and the Richland County Bar Association has resulted in this effort to assist the homeless population in the Greater Columbia area. Legal clinics will be held twice a month. Law student volunteers may serve in several positions: intake processing at the Clinic and as a law clerk for the on-site volunteer attorneys
Training: Law clerks will be on-site for two hours and may have follow up work. Online registration
Purpose of pro bono opportunity
- To provide opportunities for law students to work along side the attorneys and clients
- To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
- To create an awareness of the problems faced by homeless people
Requirements or qualifications
Law students must:
- be a good academic standing
- complete and submit the Volunteer Enrollment Form
- have an interest in serving the indigent and homeless population
Responsibilities of organizations
Project HELP must:
- agree to properly supervise the work of the law student
- provide clear and timely instructions
- seek opportunities to expose the students to various tasks
- provide feedback when possible.
Responsibilities of the students
The students must:
- communicate effectively and efficiently with Project HELP
- complete tasks in a timely and competent manner
- seek assistance when needed
- perform duties professionally
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: Critical Reading Abilities
- Core Skill: Task Organization and Management
- Core Skills: Professionalism
- Fill out the Volunteer Enrollment/Interest Form. The Pro Bono Program will follow up with any necessary forms or set up a time to respond to questions or concerns.
- Keep track of your volunteer time with M.Y. Pro Bono.