Remote Intake Line Interviewer
Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.
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For Maine residents and students attending Maine colleges and universities.
This is opportunity is currently remote due to COVID-19, it is available once or twice a week (Monday mornings or Friday afternoons Eastern Time). The volunteer oversees our Intake Line in which they will connect with potential clients, determine eligibility for our services, take note of details related to legal matters and enter it into our legal database, and review intake information with a supervisor to determine how to best help a client. Clients dial our 1800 number and calls are forwarded to our volunteers' phones, we value our volunteers privacy and safety so we do NOT share our volunteers' phone numbers with clients.
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc.
75 Pearl St, Suite 214, Portland, ME 04101, US
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.
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