Pro Bono Paralegals Can Promote Access to Justice in Memphis

Lynne at Practical Paralegalism appears to be the first to blog in support of the  Memphis Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee call  for more lawyers and paralegals to volunteer for pro bono projects.  She also provides this link to the notice in the Commercial Appeal . Such projects are a constant theme of this blog. They provide experience and networking opportunities while satisfying ethical obligations and increasing self-esteem. I join Lynne in encouraging Memphis area paralegals (those working and those looking for work) and paralegal students to join this effort. Here’s some information from the original notice:

The theme for the volunteer drive is “Each One, Bring One; Each One, Take One,” meaning each volunteer brings another volunteer and each volunteer takes a pro bono case or a volunteer shift.

Each person who volunteers becomes eligible to win a prize.

The committee conducts regular free Saturday clinics at the main library and the weekly attorney-for-the-day program at the Shelby County Courthouse.

The Access to Justice Committee is a collaborative effort with Memphis Area Legal Services.

For more information contact Linda Warren Seely at 255-3417 or go to legalhelp.memphisbar.org.

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