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



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

1 License

1 Guardianship

1 Custody/Visitation


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


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


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


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


Click Here to view our Fall Internships 2014


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