Friday, September 20, 2013

Assisted Pro Se Project at the Montgomery County Women's Center

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is seeking third-year law students, law graduates, and attorneys who are interested in gaining valuable legal experience and providing meaningful assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Through the Assisted Pro Se Project, third-year law students, law graduates, and volunteer attorneys guide pro se litigants through their uncontested divorces.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to:
-    Draft pleadings.
-    Prepare litigants to file papers and for court appearances.
-    Inform litigants of their legal rights in divorces and other family law matters.
-    Interview litigants.
-    Also, opportunities exist to take on more challenging cases under the mentorship of licensed attorneys!

No former training in family law is necessary. The Women’s Center will provide all training free of charge.  All volunteers will be supervised and mentored by licensed attorneys throughout the entire process. 

Volunteers and their assigned litigants are not required to meet at the Women’s Center or in Montgomery County.  Meetings will be held at mutually agreed upon locations, at the convenience of both parties.

For more information please see Job #9359 in Symplicity.