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LAWRS Foundation, Inc.

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Looking for individuals that are comfortable speaking on the phone to describe the services that we offer and to set up appointments for companies that may be interested what we offer.

The LAWRS Foundation is a non-profit organization assisting with legal information and resources related to housing. More specifically, our clients are cancer patients and caregivers of these patients. In the near futurre we will have a building dedicated to cancer patients traveling to Ohio for care as patients of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center or University Hospitals Seidman Caner Center. Our goals are to protect, connect, and care fore those battling this disease.

You set your own hours between 11:00 am and 4:30 p.m. but we ask that you commit at least 1 hour a day any day of the week except for Sunday. A telephone number and voicemail will be setup and provided for your use.

At times, we may ask for assistance in putting together marketing packets.

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About LAWRS Foundation, Inc.

Location:

17325 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44112, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Sat Jul 31, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021
11:00 AM - 04:30 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation and Training 1 hour
  • Compassion and eagerness to serve.

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