Meet Your Pro Bono Graduation Requirement – TAMPA OPPORTUNITIES!

pro-bono-logo-web-350Important 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!

Mark your calendars: Fall 2017 Pro Bono Fair – November 7th, 12-1:30, in The Great Hall!

Legal Pro Bono Opportunities:

Bay Area Legal Services’ Family Forms clinic is designed to assist with filling out family law forms; they do not provide legal advice. You do not need to have family law experience in order to volunteer. Currently, they have the following dates available to volunteer and need 4 volunteers each session: October 24, 2017 and November 28, 2017

The clinic is located on the second floor of the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, in room 207. It runs from 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.   In order to volunteer, you must receive training. Please contract Erin King at eking@bals.org to receive training. Erin will train you and the training typically takes 30-45 minutes.

You will also, have to fill out the Pro Bono Registration form found at https://www.bals.org/pro-bono-registration.

Thank you, again, for your interest in volunteering. You are certainly making a difference!

St. Michael’s Legal Center (SMLC) provides advice and representation areas that impact client families, such as domestic relations law, mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy. SMLC serves families whose income does not exceed 225% of federal poverty guidelines: the indigent and working poor. This organization needs your help!  If you’d like to volunteer, please contact: (813) 289-5385.

Project H.E.L.P. provides legal assistance to the homeless at a weekly clinic, held every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. Because continuity is important, student volunteers are expected to attend one clinic a week for at least a month. If interested, please email Ella Shenhav at eshenhav@shutts.com.

Non-Legal Pro Bono Opportunities:

University of Tampa’s Moot Court Program is looking for volunteers to help with their first practice competition.  This “scrimmage” gives students valuable experience in preparation for their upcoming regional tournaments.  To volunteer to be a judge on Saturday, October 14th from 9am – 3pm at the University of Tampa, contact Kristen A. Foltz, Assistant Professor of Speech at The University of Tampa at kafoltz@ut.edu or (813) 257-3499

For additional pro bono opportunities check out Symplicity. Also, Kam Clark, in Career Development, provides assistance to students who are seeking pro bono opportunities. Make an appointment with her by emailing career@law.stetson.edu