Court House Assistance Project Volunteer- Biddeford


(43.492584,-70.453384)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:30 PM - Fri Jan 04, 2019 04:00 PM

Where

Biddeford District CourtBiddeford, ME 04005

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 Biddeford District Court on Fridays 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
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week

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