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RISE Clinic, Loyola Law School

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Our Crime Victim Right's clinic is looking for volunteer interpreters!

RISE is Loyola Law School’s newest clinic. As an interpreter for our legal clinic, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the experiences of crime victims and the legal process while helping our attorneys/student attorneys communicate with clients. Crime victims may include survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault. We will work around the availability of the interpreter to schedule appointments in person or via zoom to meet with survivors. However, there may be times that appointments in person may be preferred to meet with clients on campus at the Law School or to accompany student attorneys to court.

We are looking for Mandarin and Spanish-speaking students, who can commit 3 to 5 hours per week for 6 months or more. Must speak at a native/fluent level in the language that they will be interpreting. We will also provide training to help students understand their role as interpreters prior to any appointments with clients.

For more information or to sign up, please do not hesitate to contact me: paloma.bustos@lls.edu

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About RISE Clinic, Loyola Law School

Location:

919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, US

Mission Statement

The RISE Clinic approaches survivor representation through a critical race and gender justice lens, which calls for culturally competent and trauma-informed legal counseling to center the interests of its clients. This approach also confronts and challenges the structural harms of legal regimes that reify reductive narratives of "innocent victims" and "criminal perpetrators," which perpetuate violence, by re-exploiting and/or criminalizing victims of violence. Informed by a progressive intersectional anti-violence movement that amplifies survivors’ stories of victimization by private and state perpetrators, exacerbated by their own criminality, the RISE Clinic opposes punitive legal regimes that over criminalize and overincarcerate people of color and other groups disproportionately harmed by carceral approaches to public safety.

Description

The Rights in Systems Enforced (RISE) Clinic, a new addition to the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic, engages students in the direct representation of survivors of violent crime who seek to assert their rights in state and/or federal criminal enforcement systems, and require legal assistance with collateral civil matters. The RISE Clinic approaches survivor representation through a critical race and gender justice lens, which calls for culturally competent and trauma-informed legal counseling to center the interests of its clients. Through this work, the RISE Clinic joins a progressive intersectional anti-violence movement focused on survivor empowerment against private and state perpetrated harms. By foregrounding survivor voices, whose victimization is often complicated by their own criminality, the RISE Clinic opposes punitive legal regimes that overcriminalize and overincarcerate people of color and other groups disproportionately harmed by carceral
approaches to public safety.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

919 Albany StreetLos Angeles, CA 90015

(34.04872,-118.27103)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Immigration Law
  • Bilingual
  • Interpreter
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 5 hours per week for 6 months.

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