TASSC International, through its Pro-Bono Asylum Program (PBAP) provides low-cost legal services to asylum seeking torture survivors in the United States. TASSC is a coalition of torture survivors, representing various countries and diverse ethnic groups. Continue reading
Join the Student Conservation Association to celebrate Earth Day in Washington, DC. Volunteers will work to preserve one of Washington, DC’s historic gems, the Fort Totten Civil War Defense Area at Rock Creek Park. Large groups are welcome!
Free lunch will be provided for all volunteers as well as optional afternoon activities including guided tours, hikes, and kids’ activities.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 am to 1:30pm
WHERE: Fort Totten Park, 5170 South Dakota Drive Northeast, Washington, DC 20017. Registration and kickoff will take place at Fort Circle Parks on the corner of South Dakota Ave and Gallatin St NE. The site is accessible by Metro via the Fort Totten stop (Red/Green/Yellow lines) and plenty of street parking is available on Gallatin and Galloway St.
WHAT: Clearing trash and debris, re-vegetating damaged areas, and closing social trails through trail work. This work will help to preserve this historic site and recreational area for all DC residents and visitors.
RSVP: Click here to register and contact Lori Robertson for more information
Woodley Park Clean-Up with Rock Creek Conservancy
WHEN: Saturday, April 11
WHERE: Calvert St. in Woodley Park
The Extreme Cleanup is part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, which occurs in four states and the District of Columbia in April. We do our part for a trash-free Potomac River by cleaning up Rock Creek, which flows into the Potomac near the Watergate Complex and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
In the past six years, volunteers have collected a combined total of over 14,600 bags of litter, 69 tons of junk, 867 tires, and 37,350 plastic bags. As a result of these efforts, many locations are much cleaner.
RSVP: Contact Mike Matthews
For more information, please click here
Interns will assist attorneys with a variety of research, writing, and advocacy projects as part of our efforts to remedy problems faced by low-income immigrants and support state and local advocacy in favor of immigrant integration and against anti-immigrant measures. Now is a particularly exciting time in the field of immigration law due to recent immigration policy changes that will expand Deferred Action – a form of temporary relief from deportation – to those who arrived in the U.S. as children and parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Continue reading
Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Event
WCL Student Animal Legal Defense Fund & Lucky Dog Rescue are offering students the opportunity to volunteer at an adoption event! The event will take place on Sunday, March 29th from 12 – 2 and volunteers need to be there from 11:15 until 2:30. Volunteers will attend an orientation at the start of the event and then be assigned a dog to handle. You will receive a bio sheet and can talk to potential adopters about the dog. Continue reading
The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) and The Office of Public Interest (OPI) invite students to assist with expungement intakes through our pro bono service project. The HPRP is run by AUWCL Alumna Antonia Fasanelli, and provides free civil legal advice and representation to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through outreach and intake in shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, on the street and in HPRP’s Baltimore office. HPRP has an extensive pro bono program for volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students and operates three community-based intake centers in Baltimore City, twice monthly intake at Shepherd’s Table in Montgomery County, and state-wide services for veterans
Please RSVP here.
Posted in Homeless Persons Representation Project, Homelessness, Legal Pro Bono, One Time, Poverty, WCL Projects
Tagged Community, DC, Direct Services, Outreach, Pro Bono, WCL Projects
On March 27th-29th high school students and their law student coaches representing 14 Marshall-Brennan chapters will come to Washington, DC to compete in our National Marshall-Brennan High School Moot Court Competition.
Posted in Criminal, Legal Pro Bono, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Law Literacy Project, One Time, WCL Projects
Tagged Civil Rights, Day of Service, DC, Judging, Mock / Moot, Student Groups, Students, wcl, WCL Projects
Please join the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition at CASA de Maryland on Saturday, March 28 for a DACA legal clinic from 9-3pm. Information is below. English-only and bilingual Spanish/English volunteers are needed. Volunteers will get hands-on experience with clients and assist them renewing or applying for DACA for the first time. Volunteers will likely get 6 hours toward their Pro Bono Pledge and 1 hour toward EJF.
Please let me know if you are interested and available, and if you are able to drive other volunteers to and from the event.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
9:00AM (Mandatory training for all). Clinic will last until about 3pm
CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center
8151 15th Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Posted in CASA de Maryland, Immigrant Rights Coalition, Immigration, Legal Pro Bono, One Time, Onsite Training Required
Tagged Clinic, Community, Direct Services, Maryland, Pro Bono, Student Groups, wcl