Court House Assistance Project Volunteer- Augusta


(44.310623,-69.77949)
 

Cause Areas

When

Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:30 PM - Wed Jun 27, 2018 04:00 PM

Where

Capital Judicial CenterAugusta, ME 04330

About

Are you interested in making a difference in your community while learning more about the legal process here in Maine? Consider a volunteer position with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project!

Family legal matters can be overwhelming for many, particularly those experiencing poverty. Student or Community Volunteers are needed to assist attorneys and the court by being the point of contact for walk-in clients at the Courthouse Assistance Project (CHAP), which is a Volunteer Lawyers Project’s family law clinic. CHAP volunteers interview clients to determine initial eligibility, establish the primary questions to be addressed with the attorneys, and assist with the completion of certain court forms. The CHAP clinic runs at the Augusta Court House on Wednesdays from 1-4. Volunteers are the direct link between the client and the attorney and learn valuable information on topics such as legal processes, family law, as well as issues related to poverty and domestic violence in Maine.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week

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