This Week’s Pro Bono Opportunities for Meeting Graduation Requirement

Important Reminder: Stetson Law requires our students to perform a total of sixty (60) hours of pro bono service during their law school career, of which thirty (30) hours must be the performance of qualifying law-related service (legal pro bono). Full-time students and part-time students must complete all pro bono requirements before the start of their last semester of law school!pro-bono-logo-web-350

Legal Pro Bono Opportunities:

Center for Excellence in Elder Law – Work remotely!! Professor Flowers needs research on law related services.  She needs every case for the last 10 years in the US on these issues.  The cases will need to briefed and sent to her electronically.  This is a great opportunity to learn about Elder Law and related legal areas.  The volunteers must be very dedicated, but several people could work on this large project.   Please contact Darlene Krizen at krizen@law.stetson.edu, if interested.

In Celebration of LAW DAY 2016, The St. Pete Bar seeks FOUR Volunteers for “ASK A LAWYER” DAY SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, to be held in Downtown St. Pete from 10am – 1pm.  Students are needed to assist attorneys with client intake. What a GREAT way to earn LEGAL pro bono, help the community, and further develop your network! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Executive Director, Melissa Byers at mbyers@stpetebar.com.

The Office of Regional Counsel of the 12th Circuit is seeking student volunteers. This includes Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties. There are frequent opportunities for interns to attend court with attorneys. The five Regional Counsel offices were created by the legislature to provide legal representation to indigent persons. For more information, contact Elizabeth Boyle, Assistant Regional Counsel, (941) 748-7273, or eboyle@flrc2.org.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida – The Domestic Relations workshop in the Kissimmee office of CLSMF is in need of students to assist clients with completing Family Law packets. Students will work with private attorneys or a staff attorney from CLSMF. If you’re interested in participating, please email Lena Smith (lenas@clsmf.org) a cover letter and resume. Elizabeth M. Boyle Assistant Regional Counsel Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel 941.748-7273 eboyle@flrc2.org Elizabeth M. Boyle Assistant Regional Counsel Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel 941.748-7273 eboyle@flrc2.orgcriminal conflict cases that the court grants the Public Defender’s motion to withdraw and appoints the OCCCRC, 2) dependency and civil cases, and 3) certain statutorily authorized civil commitment proceedings. OCCCRC also handles appeals and post conviction motions.

Non-Legal Opportunities:

A local law library in Charlotte County, Florida is in need of assistance to restock, inventory, and order new books. The start date can be flexible! This is a one-time annual project that would likely only take a few days but can be probably be completed largely online from home (at least choosing and ordering new books). If you’re interested in assisting, please contact Sara Castro (Stetson alum) at scastro@farr.com or call 941.639.1158.

Goodwill Industries – Help sort children’s books for sale/distribution. Contact Virginia Warfield at Goodwill.  She said she can be flexible, but give her some exact times/dates you can go to the book shop.  Her email is Virginia.warfield@goodwill-suncoast.com/  Her cell is:  727/492-1948.