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Stop Violence Against Women Clinic Project

The Domestic Violence Clinic/Stop Violence Against Women Project is a collaborative program of Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center, the University of Oregon Law School, Womenspace, Siuslaw Outreach Services and Sexual Assault Support Services. The program is designed to provide holistic legal services to low income victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse while training certified third year law students in family law cases in this specialized area.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Oregon
  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: French, Russian, 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: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Training occurs only periodically
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials, Translate legal documents
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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