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Meet Our Volunteers

公益中心为希望参与其中的澳博app提供一系列公益机会, from Saturday morning brief 建议 legal clinics (like the 建议 & Referral clinic, which provides pro se individuals with general information, 建议, 和 brief services) to full-representation clinics. Learn how you can volunteer with usmake a difference in the lives of our low-income District neighbors.

建议 & Referral Clinic Volunteers

布莱恩·C. 用餐者 (Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP)

布莱恩·C. 用餐者 Although Finnegan partner 布莱恩·C. 迪纳以前处理过公益事务,这是他第一次在公益中心做志愿者 建议 & Referral Clinic was a revelation: “As a first time participant at the clinic, 我们不仅在努力,而且真正感受到我们帮助了这么多人解决他们的法律问题和问题,这真是太棒了, 让他们在离开诊所时觉得自己有了一条充满希望的前进道路,找到了摆脱困境的方法,他说.

布莱恩鼓励更多的澳博app参与公益事业,他说:“生活中没有什么比帮助别人更能滋养思想、温暖心灵和灵魂的了. 和 I was proud 和 grateful, with all my Finnegan colleagues, to be part of the 公益性服务 Center’s 建议 & Referral Clinic. I'm looking forward to participating again soon.”

和rew Doyle (Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice)

和rew Doyle “Being a lawyer makes it so easy to help people. It’s just remarkable,” says 和rew Doyle, a regulatory lawyer with the U.S. Department of Justice.* One of the 公益性服务 Center’s most dedicated volunteers, 和y has spent more than 50 Saturdays meeting clients at our monthly 建议 & Referral Clinic since 2010. What keeps him coming back? “My day job is working for the greater good, so I like to remember what it’s like to help one person at a time.”

Visitors to the 建议 & 转诊诊所可能会与一名志愿澳博app一对一会面,讨论任何由D管辖的个人民事法律问题.C. or federal law. 和y has answered questions from clients about creditors, 保险, l和lord/tenant matters, construction disputes, child custody, 和 probate.

“最好的治疗是当你得到一个拥抱或感激的泪水时. 我记得有一位女士来问我有关亲戚遗产管理的问题. She was still so distraught about her relative’s death, 和 it had taken so much for her to get to the clinic, emotionally 和 logistically. At first, she was very quiet. Then, at one point, she burst into tears. 她很感激我对她的帮助,但她也为自己能到达那里而感到骄傲.”

What would 和y say to other D.C. 酒吧 members considering pro bono service? “Once you get started, you’ll wonder what 太k you so long! 当澳博app, 我们如此沉浸在我们的结构中,以至于我们忘记了我们有能力与城市中需要我们的人联系.”

*联邦政府澳博app仅以个人身份自愿提供服务.

宣传 & Justice Clinic Volunteers

特蕾西欧姆

特蕾西欧姆特蕾西欧姆, of counsel at Stinson Leonard Street LLP 和 dedicated D.C. 酒吧公益中心的志愿者,公益工作的回报不是在公园外获胜. It’s the gratitude she gets for the simple act of being an advocate. “客户们非常感激有人为他们出头,”她说. “That’s both what I enjoy 和 what keeps me going.” 读 the full profile.

Court-based Resource Centers Volunteers

约翰D. McGrane (Partner, Morgan, Lewis 和 Bockius LLP)

约翰D. McGrane “In 2013, 遗嘱资源中心的工作人员找到摩根·刘易斯,希望能支持他们每周一次的无预约会议,” says 约翰D. McGrane, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. “(该公司)欣然同意每月安排3-4名澳博app参加一次会议, 和 shortly thereafter, I got involved. I continue to help staff the weekly sessions 4-5 times a year.”

What keeps bringing John back to the Probate Resource Center? “The experience is very rewarding,他说. “Those coming for help have a wide variety of situations 和 needs. 我曾帮助过父母或兄弟姐妹最近去世的人, 在这个困难时期,他们正试图确定如何处理房屋问题, bank accounts, 和 other assets, along with various creditors 和 on occasion, other relatives. In every case, there is a real need for resolution of the issues. 和, 最有价值的是客户对遗嘱认证资源中心提供的帮助表示诚挚的感谢——他们在一个令人困惑的过程中找到了意义."

丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔 (Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP)

丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔 ”阿诺德 & Porter LLP has had a long relationship with the L和lord Tenant Resource Center,” says 丽贝卡·J. 迈克尔,澳博app事务所的顾问,同时也是资源中心的志愿者. “After attending a training session, I knew I wanted to participate.”

“房东房客资源中心的志愿者工作帮助改变了客户的生活,她说。. “Many of the Resource Center's customers are facing dire circumstances, 他们真的需要有人倾听,帮助他们理解和驾驭规则, regulations, 和 requirements [of L和lord Tenant Court]. I have helped draft documents that have halted a wrongful eviction 和 imminent homelessness of a tenant; allowed a disabled veteran to stay off the street; 和 enabled a young, single mother to tuck her kids in bed at home for another night. I have also helped draft documents to expedite securing working heat, air conditioning, 管道, 和 appliances for some of the most vulnerable citizens in D.C.”

丽贝卡强烈建议澳博app参与公益工作:“这是一个很好的方式,可以在重要问题上改变别人的生活,而且对个人有很大的影响, professional, 和 social benefits for attorneys, 太. 对于澳博app来说,在房东房客资源中心做志愿者是特别容易和有益的. No experience is necessary, the support network is unparalleled, the time commitment is fixed, 在你结束一天的工作离开之前,所有的工作都完成了.”

Immigration Legal 建议 & Referral Clinic Volunteers

安妮特K. 郭 (Associate, Venable LLP)

安妮特K. 郭 “Volunteering as a pro bono attorney at the Immigration Legal 建议 & Referral Clinic has been incredibly rewarding,” says 安妮特K. 郭, Venable LLP澳博app,曾任大华盛顿地区亚太美国澳博app协会主席, D.C. 区域公司. (APABA-DC).

Annette has volunteered at the clinic with APABA-DC for nine years. “I’m an immigrant myself 和, first 和 foremost, I feel very connected with the District’s immigrant community,她说。. “能够在与客户的互动中传授我的经验是公益服务的意义所在. 有时, working at a big law firm, you forget what it’s like for people desperately in need of legal help. 和 clients with immigration concerns especially, 你现在很害怕,对站出来暴露自己持怀疑态度.”

What does Annette suggest to D.C. 酒吧 members considering pro bono service? “当澳博app, we have to do our best to help our community. 公益工作激励我对自己所拥有的更加富有同情心和感激之情,并激励我为那些不幸的人做更多的事情.”

more about Annette’s pro bono experience in the November 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer 杂志.

Anam Rahman

Anam RahmanAnam Rahman 从小就被灌输了慈善、利他和同理心的价值观. 她的父亲是一名肿瘤学家,他向她和她的兄弟姐妹们灌输了志愿者工作的重要性. 在医生一家的陪伴下,她学会了回馈社会,帮助那些需要帮助的人. 受到她在乔治华盛顿大学(GWU)本科生涯的启发, Anam ultimately opted for a career in law, 但传递爱心仍然是她在移民法领域工作的指导原则. 读 the full profile.

非营利组织 和 Small Business Legal Assistance 项目 Volunteers

Tammy回族

Tammy回族Tammy回族, a volunteer with the D.C. 酒吧公益中心的小企业法律援助项目,她的血液里流淌着创业精神. Tammy is a native of Edmonton, the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta, 她在那里长大,父亲是一名总承包商,父亲是汽车商店老板和餐馆老板的侄女. 她说:“企业家的创业精神吸引了我。. “Folks who are willing to make huge leaps without any protection. I’m drawn to helping those people as best I can.” 读 the full profile.

 

Brad Guest

Brad GuestBrad Guest volunteers his time to support D.C.因为对客户来说,“这往往是他们一生的梦想”, 他们把自己的时间和精力都投入其中,而且通常是长期的. 接受无偿法律咨询可能是这些人获得问题答案的唯一机会,这些问题不仅会影响他们的业务, but also their personal risk 和 liability.” 读 the full profile.

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