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Wisconsin Judicare

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 21, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • Wausau, WI

Contact Information

Brian Stone
AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org

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Elder Justice AmeriCorps JD Member

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Description

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,230 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit program or other qualifying organization. Law students are immersed in a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps Members nationwide and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas.

Elder Justice AmeriCorps law student members in the AmeriCorps JD program will improve the lives of victims of elder abuse by providing legal assistance to older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Law student members serving at organizations that host Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Fellows will focus specifically on assisting the Fellows with responding to instances of elder abuse. These law students will help sites conduct outreach to other service agencies and to vulnerable elders, and will help their sites provide other necessary legal services to older adult clients who have been victims of abuse. The students will also assist attorneys with legal research, drafting briefs, outreach and intake screenings. Students in the program who are serving at organizations without a Fellow will serve in other areas of civil legal aid, including elder abuse issues as needed. These students will help to bring a greater awareness of elder abuse issues to locations where there are currently no lawyers available to provide elder justice services.

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,230 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit program or other qualifying organization. Law students are immersed in a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps Members nationwide and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas.

Elder Justice AmeriCorps law student members in the AmeriCorps JD program will improve the lives of victims of elder abuse by providing legal assistance to older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Law student members serving at organizations that host Equal Justice Works Elder Justice AmeriCorps Fellows will focus specifically on assisting the Fellows with responding to instances of elder abuse. These law students will help sites conduct outreach to other service agencies and to vulnerable elders, and will help their sites provide other necessary legal services to older adult clients who have been victims of abuse. The students will also assist attorneys with legal research, drafting briefs, outreach and intake screenings. Students in the program who are serving at organizations without a Fellow will serve in other areas of civil legal aid, including elder abuse issues as needed. These students will help to bring a greater awareness of elder abuse issues to locations where there are currently no lawyers available to provide elder justice services.
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Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service

Additional Benefits

Members will receive hands-on training under the supervision of staff attorneys at their host organization. This service opportunity provides law students with real-world experience in legal aid delivery while allowing them to serve this critical unmet need in their community. They will also join the Equal Justice Works network as alumni at the end of their service.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Current law students at accredited law schools.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Legal Assistance

Weekly Hours

36

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Brian Stone
AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org

Hosted By

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Elder Justice AmeriCorps JD Member

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