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Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.

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Are you interested in making a difference in your community while learning about the legal system and social justice in Maine? Sign up to be a Legal Intake Line Volunteer with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project! This opportunity allows the volunteer to work directly with clients, conduct intakes and provide resources to individuals who are unable to afford legal help and are facing barriers to accessing justice. Supported by VLP staff, intake volunteers provide the essential link between clients and the legal help they need to be safe and healthy.

This is a statewide program but takes place out of the VLP's Bangor office. Volunteers are responsible for answering calls and interviewing each caller to determine the legal concerns. Supervision and training is provided. Examples of cases that the VLP handles are foreclosure, disability claims, unemployment issues, estate issues, property rights, and more.

Gain experience in the legal field and serve your community in a supportive environment with the VLP!

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About Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.

Location:

75 Pearl St, Suite 214, Portland, ME 04101, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project is to increase access to justice in Maine through volunteer engagement. To achieve this end, the VLP acts as a nexus, connecting pro bono attorneys and individuals with civil legal issues who cannot afford attorneys. Volunteers are involved in every stage - from intake to strategic planning.

Description

In 1983, Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) partnered with the Maine Justice Foundation to create a project dedicated to engaging volunteers in providing civil legal aid.
Housed within PTLA for 35 years, the VLP became a seperate non-profit organisation with its own board in 2017. The VLP has a small staff that recruits, trains, manages, and supports volunteers. In most VLP cases, the legal assistance is provided by pro bono attorney volunteers.
Student and community volunteers conduct intake interviews, provide legal information, organize clinics, and help develp new service projects

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Maine Volunteer Lawyers ProjectBangor, ME 04401

(44.80161,-68.77122)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5 hours per week

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