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May 2013 New Volunteer Training

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is pleased to announce this year’s New Volunteer Training! Join a remarkable team of 300 volunteers that aid the Center’s mission to empower individuals and families living in poverty, improve access to the courts and stop domestic violence.

Date:                    Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time:                    8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location:             Loyola Law School

Accepting volunteer applications from:

-Law Students and Graduates
-Certified Paralegals
-Spanish Language Fluent Interpreters

Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Volunteers who attended past trainings have high praise for the event. One commented, “it is a great program with extremely informative and thorough materials that are unquestionably the best available.” Another said, “it’s especially helpful for practitioners looking to transition into family law.”

The training session is a tried and tested interactive program featuring knowledgeable and inspiring instructors. At the session, Center staff attorneys and experienced volunteers will lead trainees in default judgment workshops and small-group sessions. Trainees are provided with informative family law materials and have access to a panel of current volunteers who are available to answer questions throughout the day. Trainees can expect to receive their first case assignment upon completion of the training session that day.

The Harriett Buhai Center has a well-developed volunteer program that provided over 16,000 hours of legal services to low-income persons in 2012. The volunteer program is a great way for attorneys and paralegals to give back to their local community and help families in need. Remarked one volunteer, “being able to assist the clients was more rewarding than I can describe.” The program is also designed for attorneys wishing to re-enter the workforce or transition into a career in family law.

We hope to see you there!