At our 2nd annual Jazz For Justice event, we sit down with Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic ED Chris Purnell to learn more about the Clinic's passion for Indianapolis and its most vulnerable populations. When did you first become engaged with the Clinic and why? Tell us your story in the comments below or find us on Instagram & Twitter @NCLegalClinic and be sure to use #MyClinicStory #StoriesOfJusticeRead More
It is easy to understand how and why other people hurt—at least when they’re in your office, crumpled tissues in hand, the empathy flows. But sympathy and empathy alone can leave you in the realm of pitying people. And we have not been called to pity people. Our call is to "(a)dminister true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another” (Zechariah 7:9).Read More
The beauty and effectiveness of this relationship is perhaps most keenly evinced by our collaboration on Refugee Adjustment Day, when the Clinic and College Park come together at the end of April to assist dozens of refugees in obtaining their green cards. These kinds of works are a natural consequence of the Body of Christ partnering with one another. Dale explains, “You do life together under the umbrella of the Gospel and really good things happen.”Read More
“Compassion is loving others … I’ve learned one of the most important things is to just hear someone’s story. To stop, put your pencil down, because life is so busy and hard and complicated that people don’t give each other time.”Read More
On April 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM, bankruptcy attorney Matthew Gaudin will host a training for attorneys with little or no bankruptcy experience in the specifics of helping someone to file. According to Matt, this training offers a unique opportunity for attorneys who want to expand their practice area. But this is not the only perk.Read More
She tells us she and her children survived everything that happened to them by the grace of God, and that she knew He would not let her travel so far from her home only to find despair.Read More
The Civil Legal Advice Line is beautiful in its simplicity: For those who live outside of the counties the Clinic serves with on-site intakes, clients can now call 1-877-230-7521 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. During this call, they can speak with an attorney and receive free legal information and advice.Read More
Thank you for supporting #TeamJustice and helping low-income families receive free legal services by making a donation to Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. We may be out now, but during our tourney run this year, the Legal Clinic made $18,656! We couldn't have done it without your help!
Round 2 of Brackets-for-Good ends tonight, March 13 at 7:59:59 PM and we need your help to make it to Round 3! Please support #TeamJustice during #BFG15 by clicking the following link, selecting “Christian Legal” on the top line, and scrolling down: https://indianapolis.bracketsforgood.org/?somerset-division
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Your Clinic Quick Post on volunteer needs and upcoming events!Read More
Hello Attorneys, Looking for an opportunity to gain more legal knowledge? Get involved in a new legal area? Get your CLE credits at a reasonable price? Or perhaps you just want to gain more knowledge of a certain legal area and take a pro bono case in order to practice your new legal knowledge? Whatever the reason, now is the time to register for the Clinic's upcoming Continuing Legal Education seminars. See below for the list of seminars and sign up soon! If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best, Erin Hougland Volunteer Coordinator
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September 23rd: Immigration CLE on UVisas @ Ice Miller LLP, 2pm-4pm Sign Up HERE
September 26th: Immigrant Justice CLE, Waivers @ Ice Miller LLP, 2pm-4pm Sign Up HERE
October 24th: Project GRACE CLE Exoffender Reentry @ IndyBar Association 8:15am-4:30pm Sign Up HERE
November 7th: Consumer Justice Tax Law CLE: Offers in Compromise @ Ice Miller LLP 2pm-4pm Sign Up HERE
November 14th: Immigration CLE on Asylum @ Fagre Baker Daniels 8:30am-4:30pm Sign Up HERE
December 5th: Victim Justice CLE 8:30am-4:30pm, Location Barnes & Thornburg LLP Sign Up HERE