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PRO BONO CORNER
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Participate in the CWBA Pro Bono Pledge Program
Pro bono work is an essential part of your role as a member of the legal community! The CWBA's Legal Services Committee wants to join forces with our members to offer legal services and provide pro bono opportunities to non-profits and charitable organizations that support women and children in Colorado. We created the CWBA Pro Bono Pledge to encourage members to volunteer more and to capture the great volunteer legal work members are already doing.
How Do I Fulfill My Pledge?
It's simple! (1) share your time and talent by volunteering for an organization highlighted in the Pro Bono Corner, joining us for a Legal Services sponsored pro bono activity, or providing service to a legal educational or community organization (know your rights programs, coaching mock trial, etc.) or (2) donate the cost of one billable hour to one of our featured organizations. Once you have completed your one hour or made your donation, fill out the Pledge Completion Form, and you are done. All members who complete the Pledge will be honored at our annual CWBA Convention. If we each do our part, the CWBA will unitedly donate over 1,500 hours of pro bono work per year!
UPCOMING PRO BONO PLEDGE EVENTS
CWBA is partnering with Colorado Lawyers Committee to host the February 3, 2021 Virtual Legal Night with Centro San Juan Diego. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide pro bono and community service opportunities for our members, volunteers are needed to provide legal information and referrals for individuals who can't afford legal services. Volunteers are needed with experience in Immigration, Family Law, Criminal Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, General Civil Practice (including Consumer Law) and Employment Law.
Consultations with clients will take place over the phone in 45 minute blocks between 5pm-8pm. Information about each client’s case will be provided to the attorney in advance. Spanish speaking attorneys are especially welcome, but interpreters will be provided as needed for clients who are not fluent in English.
Sign-Up Spread the word and sign up here. Please select the appropriate area of law (only one).
Location and Time You will be speaking with clients via your cell phone or home phone on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, between 5-8pm.
Questions For additional questions contact Kathleen McCrohan at email@example.com
CWBA 2020-2021 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) bridges the gap in access to justice by coordinating the provision of pro bono legal services by volunteer lawyers within the Denver Metro Area to people who could not otherwise afford legal services for their civil legal issues. Through the Power of Attorney Program, MVL assists low-income seniors in completing advance planning documents. CWBA will be partnering with MVL in early 2021 to train attorney volunteers and run a virtual clinic helping low-income seniors at various Volunteers of America senior homes prepare medical and financial powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and declarations of dispositions of last remains. Prior to COVID, MVL relied on its volunteers to not only assist with drafting the documents, but to also act as witnesses and notaries. Due to COVID, in order to protect volunteers and clients, MVL has had to alter its existing programming to accommodate distanced services, incurring increased hardware, software, printing, and human resource expenses. When in person services have been possible, additional cleaning supplies are needed, as well. Your contribution to the CWBA First Quarter 2021 Fundraising Campaign will help MVL continue to provide excellent services to those most in need. For questions on the clinics, please contact Anne Zogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAST CWBA 2020-2021 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS