Due to recent events, the Clinic hopes to clarify and provide information to the public and our supporters regarding refugees. In the upcoming days, we’ll be sharing stories of just a few of the clients we have come to know and appreciate on social media, so be sure to like us on Facebook. We’ll also be sharing more information about why the Clinic serves refugees and why we believe this work is an important part of our mission.Read More
Happy New Year! Above is a look back at the Clinic’s photo highlights from 2016–an abundant year filled with abundant life! In partnership with Outreach, Inc., we launched our Homeless Youth Justice Program this year, which allows us to provide free legal services to one of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable, and often-underserved populations. We also expanded our Victim Justice Program thanks to a VOCA grant through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, helping us to better meet the great need in our community.Read More
November was busy for all, but despite everything going on, the Clinic staff had multiple opportunities to stop and give thanks for our many, many blessings! This month, we celebrated our amazing volunteers with two different Volunteer Appreciation Luncheons, catered by Panera, and with a fun photo booth for lasting memories! And we highlighted one of our most committed volunteers and Board Member Fatima Johnson in a recent post.Read More
This October was a huge month for the Clinic, with our Justice for All Gala and its main speaker, Bob Goff, kicking things off! We celebrated our amazing clients, as well as all of our incredible supporters! If you were unable to attend, you can watch the video we premiered during the event featuring three of our clients here.Read More
This April, we explored the idea of Abundant Wisdom, with Chris providing our introduction at the beginning of the month. We then took an especially close look at how wisdom applies to financial matters. We learned more about our Building Wealth program and about what to do if you get an examination letter back from the IRS. We also met a woman who was given a second chance thanks to the hard work of Project GRACE.Read More
March was an extremely busy for the Clinic! We were blessed with the chance to compete in Brackets For Good again, and because of our amazing supporters, we were able to raise nearly $20,000 in just two weeks for free legal services for our low-income neighbors! Additionally, we learned more about the importance of donations and how the Clinic seeks and utilizes these very necessary funds.Read More
We've got some exciting things coming up for the rest of Brackets for Good and for the month of March. Be sure to check in with the blog next week when we release the first episode of the Clinic's new podcast, Courting Justice! If you have legal questions or thoughts on things you'd like to learn more about, please follow us on Twitter @NCLegalClinic and use the hashtag #CourtingJustice to send us your comments and questions!Read More
January was a busy month here at the Clinic. As we started the new year, we welcomed two new staff members and held a training for volunteer intake attorneys. We also held our first coffee shop "meet-up," a new monthly event where volunteers and donors have the chance to meet casually with Clinic staff members to learn about new initiatives at the Clinic. We also found out that we were once again selected to participate in Brackets for Good, a fundraising competition based on March Madness. In the middle of all that activity, though, we knew it was important to pause and take some time to reflect. Our theme for 2016 is abundance, and this month we explored the idea of abundant life. In his post, Executive Director Chris Purnell explored how our New Year's resolutions are connected to our longing for something greater. Later, we saw this theme reflected in one father's attempts to reunite with his daughter.
Keep reading the blog to find out what our February theme is and to continue to hear stories about how the Clinic, with volunteers and donors like you, is giving more families access to justice.
This blog will also go through some exciting changes in the coming year. We will start by honing in on the many different facets of the Lord's Abundance. This January, we're thankful for Abundant Life. Join us next month as we focus on Abundant Love and as we launch our first-ever podcast!Read More