The Legal Counseling Advocate is responsible for assisting volunteer attorneys with providing pro se assistance and some legal services such as drafting of court documents, coaching on how to file paperwork, preparation for court appearances, etc. to low-income clients who come to Tubman’s Self-Represented Legal Clinic for support and resources.
Impact & Benefits
Provide services that enable individuals to navigate the legal system and identify available community resources
Gain experience drafting court documents and working with clients in family court cases
Gain experience working with family law attorneys providing limited legal services to a diverse group of clients
Assist attorney with preparation of court documents prior to self-representation
Assist clients with organizing, documenting and gathering information, drafting documents for review by attorney, and providing resources and referrals
Complete paperwork and administrative tasks; communicate and collaborate with Tubman’s Legal Services program staff
2 nd or 3 rd year Law Student, Professional Paralegal, or similar experience
Actual experience preparing family court documents, working knowledge of family law issues, legal resources
Good communication, organization, and time management skills
Ability and willingness to listen actively and respond appropriately to clients while maintaining confidentiality
Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment
Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to Tubman sites
Time Commitment & Availability
3-12 hours per month with a 9 month minimum commitment preferred. Weekday evening or Friday morning availability needed.
To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.
Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
4432 Chicago Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN55407
July 30, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
3-12 hours per month with a 9 month minimum commitment preferred. Friday morning availability needed.
Attend Tubman’s Volunteer and Intern Orientation and Training series.