Open Application Period for IRAP Alternative Spring Break in Jordan

Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

APPLICATION DUE ON NOVEMBER 21st at 5:00PM EST.

Submit finished application to WCLIRAP@wcl.american.edu.

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Help Immigrants become Citizens on 11/15

The IRC will be supporting Catholic Charities’ HOGAR Immigrant Services at their monthly naturalization legal clinic. This is a fantastic hands-on opportunity to gain legal experience while serving the low-income immigrant community of the greater DC area. Volunteers will help HOGAR’s legal staff screen immigrant clients and fill out their naturalization applications.

By helping immigrants become citizens, you can make a life-changing impact on their future and security in the United States. You will also gain 5 hours toward your pro bono pledge and 1 hour toward EJF!

Call for Volunteers: VITA Information Session

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Are you interested in helping low-income taxpayers file their 2014 tax returns?

Looking for an opportunity to satisfy your Pro Bono Honors Pledge?

Come to an informational session on VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at noon in room 601.

The event is open to all students–no tax experience is necessary! Training is provided. Email wclvita2015@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Pro Se-Plus Divorce Clinic Volunteer Training

Pro Se-Plus Divorce Clinic Volunteer Training

Tuesday November 18 , 2014

5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

The Pro Se-Plus Divorce Clinic is a two-part workshop to help pro se litigants better understand the divorce process in D.C.  Volunteers serve as instructors on substantive and procedural divorce law during the Clinic. During the first session, volunteers will lead an informational seminar on divorce procedure in D.C. for pro se litigants.  During the second session, pro se litigants will have an opportunity to fill out their divorce forms, discuss any questions they may have about the process, and to interact with individual volunteer clinic instructors for more personalized attention. For more information click hereContinue reading

Judges & Volunteers Needed for William H. Karchmer Moot Court Competition

This year the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project will host the William H. Karchmer Moot Court Competition on Saturday, November 15 at Washington College of Law. They are looking for a few great lawyers and upper-level law students to serve as judges and volunteers. This year’s case involves graffiti, a cell phone search by a school resource officer, and the Fourth Amendment.

The time commitment is three hours. WCL students can get ‘pro bono pledge’ hours for volunteering. They will provide materials that will allow you to participate with minimal preparation.  
To sign up, please click here.
If you have any questions please reach out to us atmarshallbrennan@wcl.american.edu or 202-274-4387.

LAST Take Back Your Home canvass of the semester – Nov. 8th

The last Take Back Your Home outreach will be this Saturday, November 8th.  We will meet in Room 403 at 11am for a brief training (and breakfast) before heading out for canvassing.  Sign up here.   Continue reading

Take Back Your Home

What:   Outreach to homes at the first stage of foreclosure in Prince George’s County (PGC) where we:

  • let homeowners and tenants know that they have rights;
  • give homeowners and tenants information about resources that can help them; and
  • encourage homeowners and tenants to come to our meetings.

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