Columbia Legal Services Releases Resource on “Homeless Youth and Young Adults: Legal Services Organizations in Washington”
Don’t know what legal services organizations are available in Washington that serve youth? Take a look at our resource “Homeless Youth and Young Adults: Legal Services Organizations in Washington.”
Attention Recent Grads! Pro Bono Training Opportunity with Washington Medical Legal Partnership
Want to help families of children with disabilities? Come learn about pro bono guardianship opportunities with the Washington Medical Legal Partnership.
The Washington Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is an innovative collaboration between medical providers, social workers and attorneys to address the unmet legal needs and improve the health of vulnerable patients and families by integrating legal care into comprehensive healthcare. MLP’s partnership includes Northwest Justice Project, Harborview Medical Center, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
MLP is currently in need of attorneys to advise and counsel families of children with disabilities about preparing for the transition to adulthood, including offering pro bono legal assistance for guardianships. A guardian, usually the parent, is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of a person who is incapacitated, often used to ensure continuity of care for a young adults suffering severe mental or physical disability. Once MLP has completed an initial assessment, the family is referred to our pro bono partner.
The pro bono attorney will meet with the family to help them to navigate the judicial process. Guardianships involve filings and a court appearance, but attorneys who do not regularly litigate should find this pro bono opportunity manageable, especially with the support of more experienced attorneys who have already completed guardianship proceedings. The time commitment for a guardianship case can vary depending on the experience of the attorney, case complexity and other factors, but should generally require about 15-20 hours over a 4-6 month period.
This process will be discussed in more detail at the Q&A, where you will hear from MLP and some of the pro bono attorneys about guardianship cases they have handled. Please join us!
PLEASE RSVP by sending a brief email to Amy Dahl.
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Free Educational Debt EBook for Students by Equal Justice Works
Our free e-book, Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, is a comprehensive guide to making monthly student loan payments affordable and earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness in ten years.