Community Action Agency of Somerville - Advocacy Program

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Janet Grogan
    617-623-7370 x 172
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit Legal Services Provider

The Community Action Agency of Somerville Advocacy Program is to provide information, advocacy and assistance for low-income residents of Somerville.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Middlesex
  • Area of law: Employment, Foreclosure, Housing, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Interpreters in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Other Case Load Requirements: Willingness to accept one eviction case per year
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Prepare legal education materials
  • Other Project Types: Provide legal representation to tenants in eviction cases and welfare/SSI appeals; provide training in tenant's rights, government benefits, worker's rights, engage in foreclosure prevention activities and tenant organizing.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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