If you have an hour or so a month and would like a change from studying, we have the perfect pro project for you! The Richland County Bar Association staffs a Homeless Legal Clinic twice a month at Transitions. As part of the HELP Clinic an intake form is completed ( often by a volunteer law student) At the conclusion of the Clinic the forms are scanned and sent to the Pro Pro Bono Program
Where do you come in? We need to enter the information on those forms into a data base. This helps the HELP Committee figure out what are the trends and emerging issues facing the homeless population.
Once you volunteer the Pro Bono Program can give you access to the office so you can drop in anytime to enter data. The hardest part of this job-reading the handwriting of the lawyers!
To volunteer send a message to Pamela Robinson Robinspd@law.sc.edu
Twice a month the Richland County Bar Public Service Committee conducts the HELP Clinic to provide legal advice to the local homeless population. Law Students are encouraged to assist by conducting the intake interviews. The HELP Clinic is from 8:30-10 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Contact the Pro Bono Program and we will send you the information and link for signing up.
As part of the HELP Clinic, the Intake Forms are sent to the Pro Bono Program for data compilation. This is a place where two volunteers are needed. The good news! This can be done anytime you want to come to the building. We can make the files to be entered and the database available to you! evenings, Sunday afternoon, whatever works for you. A simple matter of giving you access to the Pro Bono Program office if during non-regular work hours.
we have a bit of a backlog so help is needed ASAP. Once school starts we will only have 10-15 intake forms a month to enter. Does not take long but I can’t say that it is exciting but definitely appreciated!
The data we compile helps the Public Service Committee plan for future efforts and to keep track of the issues clients are facing