Board Member Opportunities
LAWRS Foundation, Inc.
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Looking to fill several board member positions with the LAWRS Foundation, Inc. located in Cleveland, OH.
We are an organization committed to housing and homeless advocacy and sustainable living. We offer training certification as "Legal Navigators," and we are the first in Ohio to offer this service.
Board members are being asked to meet once per month for 3-6 months then once every other month except in emergencies or other official business.
In particular, looking for members with a banking, consulting, marketing/advertising, law, or real estate background. Should have a diverse business network and good relationships with both community and business stakeholders.
If interested please reply and a Board Member application will be emailed to you. Thank you for your time and consideration as a Volunteer Board Member.
About LAWRS Foundation, Inc.
17325 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44112, US
To assist individuals and families facing housing crisis through trained Legal Navigators offering legal information, assistance with court paperwork, when possible court filing fee assistance, and courtroom advocacy to promote housing stability and better life chance opportunities. The LAWRS Foundation is proud to say that "WE ARE" the first to bring this program to Ohio.
The LAWRS Foundation has been working diligently to assist under-served and underrepresented populations for the last 12 years in civil/human rights, and social justice advocacy.
Since COVID-19, we have re-developed our program and have trained a group of individuals as "Legal Navigators," to assist with the influx of civil litigation cases and to provide further access to legal assistance for pro se litigants.
Legal Navigators, which is the first program of its kind in Ohio, serves the community in three critical areas which are: 1) housing, 2) consumer & debtor/creditor relief, and 3) family/child support. Studies have shown that access to assistance from the inception to the end of a court case is a predicator for more favorable outcomes, and offers individuals moral support during a legal crisis.
Legal Navigators are trained in court process & procedure, document preparation, legal intake, case review, legal research, and other critical skills. Their background includes, social work, law students, counseling, attorneys, laypersons and others who volunteer their time. Legal navigators DO NOT offer advice, but we can and do offer Legal Information.
We are currently in the process of launching an online program to offer certification classes and employing legal navigators in our courtrooms as civil advocates.