Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Legal Clinic for Former Foster and Kinship Youth- REMOTE
Kids Matter CASA
*No experience required. Must have an active attorney license in Wisconsin in good standing.
COVID-19 is a serious reminder for just how important it is to make decisions about health care. When someone is incapacitated due to unexpected illness or injury, doctors call on the closest relative to make medical decisions or a guardianship may be needed--unless there is a power of attorney for health care in place. For former foster and kinship youth, their closest relative may not be the person they trust to make life and death decisions. That is why it is especially important for former foster and kinship youth to consider a power of attorney for health care.
We need your help! Kids Matter Inc. is offering free advice and assistance on filling out power of attorney for health care forms and is seeking attorneys to assist with the event. As a volunteer, you will attend a training on the Power of Attorney for health care and assist young adults with completing the forms during the clinic. All participation is virtual. No prior experience in estate planning is required. Kids Matter Inc. will provide a virtual training and have staff available to answer any questions. Help former foster and kinship youth prepare for the unexpected by volunteering with Kids Matter Inc.
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Virtual training on Tuesday, May 18 th from 12:00 - 1 p.m. 1 CLE credit will be applied for but is not guaranteed
Event: Friday, May 21 via Zoom
About Kids Matter CASA
1850 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Suite 202, Milwaukee, WI 53212, US
The mission of the Kids Matter CASA program is to be a voice for abused, neglected, and exploited children who are under legal protection of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Children's Division. We advocate for the rights of these children to grow up in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes. Through trained volunteers, we use a child-centered approach to work with the children and their support environment to monitor, evaluate, report, and make recommendations to the legal and social services systems to improve outcomes for these children.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where s/he can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.