Weekly News & Updates: 9/30/2014

"As we express our gratitude. we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy

Greetings Volunteers & Partners!

Maybe you've heard about our awesome upcoming Justice For All Event, Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the Community. Well, if you haven't please check out the event page HERE and get your ticket today.  We are hoping to see more of our volunteers at this year's event, so please take note of both the discounted volunteer pricing as well as the discounted student tickets for past and present interns and student volunteers. JFA 2014 will be an excellent event and fun opportunity to support the Clinic and meet others in the community who support the Clinic's mission.

Now to the main purpose of this post: We need your help! Can you take cases? Want to help out with a phone-a-thon survey day? Can you assist at our Project GRACE Help Desk? We need all the help we can get, so take a look at your schedules and consider volunteering this fall for some of these great opportunities to help the community.

As always, thank you again for your time and support!

Sincerely, Erin Hougland Volunteer Coordinator

-Attorneys-

CASES- Please consider helping

6 Bankruptcy: We continue to have bankruptcies and need extra support! 1 Guardianship 1 Custody/Visitation 2 Divorce Cases from the Clinic's Victim Justice Project

INTAKES- in order of need. For information on locations please goHERE.

Aletheia Church*formerly Madison Avenue Baptist Church 1st and 3rd Thursday, 12pm-2pm Vida Nueva United Methodist– 1st Tuesday, 4pm-6pm La Plaza – 3rd Friday

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION Please be sure to go to the Upcoming Events page or to the Clinic’s website to learn more about our upcoming CLEs. Here’s a taste of what’s coming soon. Be sure to sign up and reserve your spot! CLEs are free for those who are Program Volunteer Attorneys.

October 24th: Project GRACE CLE Exoffender Reentry 8:30am-4:30pm,  Sign Up HERE November 7th: Consumer Justice  Tax Law CLE: Offers in Compromise 2pm-4pm @ Ice Miller LLP Sign Up HERE November 14th: Immigration CLE on Asylum 8:30am-4:30pm @ Fagre Baker Daniels Sign Up HERE December 5th: Victim Justice CLE 8:30am-4:30pm, Location Barnes & Thornburg LLP Sign Up HERE

ONE-DAY VOLUNTEER EVENTS FOR ATTORNEYSOctober 11th: DACA Day 9am-4pm @ the Clinic Register HERE

-Interpreters-

INTAKES La Plaza: 1st and 3rd Fridays

-Students-

Go Herefor a list of our current fall internships!

Law Students, please also note your help is appreciated at our One-Day Event coming up:October 11th: DACA Day 9am-4pm @ the Clinic Register HERE

-PROJECT GRACE: Help Needed-

Phone Surveys: Project GRACE’s three main focus areas are familial, economic, and employment stability.  We are looking for a volunteer to dedicate 2 hours per day over three separate days of your choice.  A volunteer will conduct surveys via phone with clients whose case has been resolved.

Help Desk: We need volunteers willing to give 2 hours a week or more to the Pro Se Expungement Help Desk. Want to learn more about this opportunity? Contact Jessica Cooney: jcooney@nclegalclinic.org

Continuing Legal Education: Time to Register

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

Save the Date or Register Now!

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

 

Weekly News & Updates: 9/2/2014

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,

do more and become more, you are a leader."

~ John Quincy Adams

Hello Everyone!

Last week we said goodbye to our fearless leader, Executive Director Josh Abel. Josh began his time at the Clinic as a legal intern and then spent nine years with the Clinic as a staff attorney.   Five of those years were served as Executive Director, and what an impact he has made on this organization in that role. Josh took the Clinic to new places, with intentional programming, holistic approaches to helping our clients and building friendships with our strategic partners in the community. Josh was an excellent and fun leader and he will be missed.

While Josh served nine years as an employee of the Clinic, Josh began his work as a volunteer. It was through his dedicated volunteer service as a legal intern that he started his role at the Clinic, a true testament to the power of volunteers and their relationship with this organization. Josh loves volunteers and has been a huge advocate for their involvement with the Clinic over the last five years. He knows the  impact of volunteerism because he has been a volunteer himself, and will continue to serve in a volunteer capacity as a member of the Clinic's board.

Remember that each volunteer helps make this organization more effective in the community and we can't serve the needs of this community without your help. Please consider helping with the needs below and let me know if you have any questions.

Click Hereto see the Press Release

Thanks for your time and dedication,

Erin Hougland

Volunteer Coordinator

Attorneys:

CASES

4 Bankruptcy: We continue to have bankruptcies and need extra support!

1 License

1 Guardianship

1 Custody/Visitation

INTAKE

For information on locations please goHERE.

Vida Nueva United Methodist– 1st Tuesday, 4pm-6pm

First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville – 4th- and 5th Thursday, 12pm-2pm

Aletheia Church*formerly Madison Avenue Baptist Church – 1st and 3rd Thursday, 12pm-2pm

La Plaza – 3rd Friday

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

Please be sure to go to the Upcoming Events page or to the Clinic's website to learn more about our upcoming CLEs. Here's a taste of what's coming soon. Be sure to sign up and reserve your spot! CLEs are free for those who are Program Volunteer Attorneys.

September 23rd: Immigration CLE on UVisas @ Ice Miller LLP, 2pm-4pm Sign Up HERE

September 26th: Immigrant Justice CLE, Waivers @ Ice Miller LLP, 2pm-4pmSign Up HERE

October 24th: Project GRACE CLE Exoffender Reentry 8:30am-4:30pm, Location TBD

November 7th: Consumer Justice  Tax Law CLE: Offers in Compromise 2pm-4pm @ Ice Miller LLP Sign Up HERE

November 14th: Immigration CLE on Asylum 8:30am-4:30pm @ Fagre Baker Daniels Sign Up HERE

December 5th: Victim Justice CLE 8:30am-4:30pm, Location Barnes & Thornburg LLP Sign Up HERE

ONE-DAY VOLUNTEER EVENTS FOR ATTORNEYS

September 13th: UVisa Day 9:30-3:30pm @ the Clinic Register HERE

September 20th: Refugee Adjustment Day 9am-4pm @ the Clinic Register HERE

October 11th: DACA Day 9am-4pm @ the Clinic Register HERE

Interpreters:

We are also looking for Spanish speaking volunteers who can assist as interpreters for volunteer attorney case referrals. This work can be done online or over the phone and is flexible enough for people who have busy schedules. Please consider helping out with your second language skills. For more information contact Erin.

We are in need of Spanish language interpreter support at our intake locations. 2 hours a month, on a regular basis:

John Knox 4th Thursdays from 6pm-8pm

Shepherd Community Center: 3rd Saturdays 9am-11am

La Plaza: 1st & 3rd Fridays 2pm-4pm

Internships?

Click Here to view our Fall Internships 2014

PrayerPartners:

Interested in joining us in praying for our clients and partnering agencies?

Want to be a part of our prayer list? Email ehougland@nclegalclinic.org