Easter Seals Wisconsin Pro Bono Volunteer Opportunity

Develop client counseling and document drafting skills as a pro bono volunteer at Easter Seals Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities. Under attorney supervision, law student volunteers will provide legal counseling in the preparation of financial and health care powers of attorney to aging and disabled individuals who are not able to afford legal help in this area. You can read more about the initiative on Easter Seals' website here.

Approximate hours of work requested: 4-8 hours per week.

Training: 2-3 hours of training will be provided on: basic client interview techniques, basic will forms and power of attorney for financial documents.
Work will be performed: At Easter Seals Wisconsin, 101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53713

Desired course or clinic experience: None, all levels (1L-3L) welcome. Students should have an interest in working with persons who are aging and/or disabled and who have very limited economic resources.

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to supervising attorney Julie Short (jshort@eastersealswisconsin.com).

Contact Pro Bono Program Coordinator, Julia Zwak (jzwak@wisc.edu), with questions about this opportunity or the Pro Bono Program.


Submitted by Academic Affairs on June 25, 2012

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