May 11, 2007
"Life is so unpredictable..."
~ written by She'lia Bolding Wright, Lawyers for Justice coordinator
Nothing in life is guaranteed. Without notice any one of us could be homeless. It doesn’t always happen by choice.
By donating a small portion of your time, only eight hours total in twelve months, to the Columbus Bar Homeless Project, you can help these Columbus citizens. The demand is increasing with requests from several shelters to expand the project.
A pair of volunteer attorneys interview and discuss potential legal problems with residents of four local homeless shelters that provide housing for men, women, and families. Some are visited weekly, others monthly. Once the issues are determined, volunteers refer most clients to the appropriate place for help. That could be for further legal assistance or contact with a particular business or agency.
Wondering if you are prepared to volunteer? Don't worry. Training is available each year and once trained, you will be paired with an experienced volunteer for your first visit. Furthermore, you will receive continuing legal education credits for your training and it is free for those who volunteer in the project eight hours per year. Come to the Bar on Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 1:00 until 5 p.m. for 3.0 CLE credit hours. Landlord Tenant, Expungement, and an Introduction to Criminal Justice are the substantive topics for this session. Characteristics of the homeless population and procedures for the project will also be covered.
Interested? Great! We welcome your willingness to participate. Call the Columbus Bar today 614/340.2074 and register for this seminar. Ask for She’lia Bolding-Wright; or email she’email@example.com.