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Washington County Civil Legal Advocate Intern

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Tubman

Role Summary

The Civil Legal Advocate Intern or Volunteer assists with the writing and filing of Orders for Protection (OFP) and shadowing at OFP hearings in Washington County

Impact & Benefits

  • Assist clients in navigating the court process, which can be confusing and intimidating
  • Provide information and support, helping clients explore their legal options
  • Learn about domestic violence and the civil court process
Position Responsibilities
  • Assist clients with writing OFP’s and follow up with the Service Center/Court Administration and Sheriff’s Department to complete the filing process
  • Shadow civil court hearings with clients who are seeking OFP’s
  • Provide emotional support and information to clients
Time Commitment & Availability
  • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm two days a week
  • Minimum of 6 month (9 months preferred)
Supervision & Training
  • Attend Tubman’s five-part Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Training series
  • Supervision provided by the Legal Services Team

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About Tubman

Location:

3111 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, US

Mission Statement

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.

Description

Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1725 Monastery WayMaplewood, MN 55109

(44.99391,-92.98746)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Legal (General)
  • Family Law
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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