PRO BONO CORNER
Help Us, Help You, Help Others
The CWBA Serves Our Community
No doubt about it. Doing pro bono work can be tough! That’s why the CWBA's Legal Services Committee is asking you to start small – because together, CWBA members can make a huge difference. All we are asking is for each member to pledge to do one hour of pro bono work per year. That’s it. But if each of us does just that teeny bit, the CWBA will unitedly give our communities more than 1,700 hours of pro bono work per year!
How Do I Fulfill My Pledge?
It's simple - any way you want to! There are three ways to fulfill your Pro Bono Pledge. You can share your time (60 teeny minutes), your money (donate the cost of one billable hour) or share your influence (for example, find a speaker for a CWBA program). Once you have completed your one hour, fill out the Pledge Completion Form and you are done. We are making this easy!
HELP US, HELP YOU, HELP OTHERS!
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center (“Children’s Law Center”) works to transform the lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and youth through compassionate legal advocacy, education, clinical services, and public policy reform. Expert staff attorneys and social workers provide child-focused legal representation and individualized advocacy statewide.
The Children’s Law Center launched its Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program in June to support persons ages 18 to 25 who have experienced the child welfare system, justice system, or other trauma and instability in overcoming systemic barriers in their transition to adulthood. This program provides free legal and clinical support to help these young people navigate the transition to adulthood, including: obtaining birth certificates and state/other identification documents; expunging a juvenile record; securing public assistance/government benefits; addressing landlord disputes; and providing training, consultation and resources for youth, young adults, and professionals who work with this population.
Stay tuned for trainings and pro bono opportunities – such as identification clinics for young adults – as soon as November! For more information, please visit www.childlawcenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our volunteer list.To financially support the Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program and the Children’s Law Center online, visit https://childlawcenter.org/give/
Check back to learn about upcoming CWBA pro bono services-related events.