Compassionate Counsel relies on the work of individuals willing to heed Christ’s command to love our neighbors. Whether you are an attorney, a paralegal, a law student, or just an individual who shares our passion for the poor, there are many ways for you to serve. The following are just a few of our most common volunteer roles.
We are always in need of individuals licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee willing to contribute even just one or two hours to meeting with individuals in a clinic setting. All participants sign an agreement limiting the scope of representation to the clinic itself and malpractice coverage is available for participating attorneys.
We also have a need for individuals who can greet participants as they arrive at our clinics, collect basic information for our records, and provide a warm and welcoming environment in what can often be an intimidating moment for those who come to us for help.
In addition to an attorney who can provide legal advice, it is often good to have somebody who can speak with a participant before and after meeting with the attorney. This allows us to identify where there are other needs beyond just legal needs that can be addressed and also ensure that the participant understood the advice the attorney gave and what his or her next steps are.
Outside of the clinic setting, we also have a need for people who can help with certain administrative matters. The most significant need right now is in marketing, public relations, and fundraising.
If you are interested in helping us out, please fill out the form below and we will get you plugged in.