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Free Paralegal Division Webinar – Pro Bono Training – September 9, 2015

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on August 31, 2015

11-15-2010 10-18-35 AMBegin Your Quest To Help Make A Difference As
An Online Pro Bono Volunteer Facilitator For TexasLawHelp!

District 3 (Paralegal Division) invites you to join this free webinar training.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (CDT)
Register for Pro Bono Training Webinar HERE!

This webinar will give YOU training on how to volunteer for the TexasLawHelp Volunteer Program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

One of the initiatives of both Paralegal Division President Erica Anderson as well as State Bar of Texas President Alan DuBois is to encourage greater involvement in pro bono work.   In order to broaden its reach to Texans in need of cost-effective, reliable legal aid, District 3 (Fort Worth/Arlington area) of the Paralegal Division has worked with TexasLawHelp and arranged a training webinar for volunteer facilitators.    As a Volunteer Paralegal, these pro bono hours can be done from anywhere through a computer with a stable internet connection. The process is easy and flexible; all work will be done remotely from the comfort of your home, office, or virtually anywhere through a stable internet connection.

ABOUT TexasLawHelp
TexasLawHelp.org is a website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to low-income Texans.  It is part of a broader effort within the national legal aid community to use technology, specifically the Internet, to enhance and expand the delivery of legal aid. In 2013, the website attracted more than 815,000 unique visitors, with 5,900,000 pages viewed.  The Legal Services Corporation provided initial funding for the website.  TexasLawHelp.org is a program of the Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC).  TLSC is a non-profit law office founded in 1977 whose mission is to improve the quality of advocacy and expand availability of legal services for low-income Texans.  The website is also supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Pro Bono Net.

BENEFITS:
●Pro Bono hours: The Volunteer Paralegal will be collecting pro bono hours for all time spent volunteering.
●Membership to Pro Bono College (recognition by the State Bar of Texas and other benefits) upon completion of 50 pro bono hours.
●Guaranteeing that low income Texans are getting access to the legal system with the correct information and referrals.

DO YOU LIVE AND WORK IN THE FORT WORTH AREA?
Want To Join Us On-Site – September 9?  District 3 (Paralegal Division) is holding a group training session for those PD Members who prefer to attend in person.
 
This on-site training session will be held at Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, LLP, 6000 Western Blvd., Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX  76107 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. This training session should take approximately 1 hour beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m.   Drinks and snacks will be provided for on-site attendees.  ►RSVP no later than Friday, September 4 to District3RSVP@gmail.com  (RSVP is only for those attending the group session)

It is imperative that all attendees arrive at Taylor Olson by 6:00 p.m.   The doors to the building lock at that time.  As such, it is highly likely that anyone arriving after 6:00 p.m. will not be able to get in to the building to attend the training. 

For additional information, please contact Mary Wintermote, Paralegal Division District 3 Director, at District3@txpd.org or Elliott Fontenette at efontenette@tlsc.org 

Note:  CLE will not be obtained by attendance to this event.

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One Response to “Free Paralegal Division Webinar – Pro Bono Training – September 9, 2015”

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