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Pace Women's Justice Center

The Pace Women's Justice Center provides a variety of innovative programs free of charge including direct legal representation to victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, trainings, and community education. Volunteers have the opportunity to provide direct legal services to individuals seeking orders of protection, uncontested divorces. advanced directives, and estate planning for persons of limited means. Volunteers also staff the Center's Helpline and respond to callers seeking information regarding a wide range of legal issues.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Westchester
  • Area of law: Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Civil protection orders: Initial proceeding, Civil protection orders: Contempt/Enforcement
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Portuguese, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Volunteers must attend a training on domestic violence sensitivity, domestic violence issues and our services.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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