Thursday, December 18, 2008

Invitation to be part of a great project!

As many of you know, I’ve been hired by and the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence as their Legal Project Coordinator. As part of my job, I am coordinating a pro bono effort in NC to provide free legal services to DV victims throughout the state, this pro bono effort is called “DV Pro Bono Alliance”.

This is where you come in. I am putting together a list of attorneys interested in participating in this project. This would mean that in the upcoming year (2009) you will volunteer to assist with 2 victims of DV to help them obtain a restraining order (this will be throughout the year, not all at once). Cases usually take a few hours of your time and you will choose the county/ies that you are willing to go to. I will be providing the DV training on how to handle the cases. This will be a good opportunity to help protect an abused woman and her children.

If you are interested, all I need for now is your contact info (name, county, area of practice, phone #). Then, I plan to coordinate a training session in March, for which I will then contact you. If at this time you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the NC Coalition Against DV, 1-888-232-9124.

In this time of year, where we tend to share the best of ourselves and refocus on what we want for the new year, let's think about how this project could help us reach our goals of giving back.

Happy Holidays to all!

Brenda Rivera-Sanchez, J.D.
Legal Project Coordinator