Legal Voice – Self Help Committee Members

Position: Self Help Committee Member
Open to:
 All
Commitment: Committee meetings typically take place monthly (sometimes every two months) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Legal Voice’s office from 12pm – 1:15pm. Additional occasional drafting/editing of materials and participation at outreach events as able.
Location: Legal Voice, 907 Pine Street, Seattle.
Recommended Skills/Prerequisites: Strong interest in women’s rights and empowering women through legal rights education
Application Process: Contact Chloe Phalan to express your interest in participating.
Application Deadline:  Rolling admissions
Contact: Email Chloe Phalan, Legal Voice Program Assistant, at cphalan@legalvoice.org to express your interest in participating or to learn more about the Self Help Committee.

The Self Help Committee at Legal Voice is a diverse group of community members, including attorneys, paralegals, law students, social workers, and others, who connect Legal Voice to communities in Washington State through legal education and outreach. The Committee meets at the Legal Voice offices in downtown Seattle on the second Wednesday of every month for approximately 75 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m. This is a terrific and law-commitment way to get to know Legal Voice, hear about pending litigation and legislation impacting girls and women in Washington state, and connect with practicing attorneys.

QUALIFICATIONS TO JOIN

Committee members should have a strong interest in women’s rights and empowering women through legal rights education. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Self Help Committee may join.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Write and update self help materials
  • Attend outreach events and resource fairs
  • Represent Legal Voice at coalition meetings and other events
  • Identify and explore other organizations’ activities or programs for potential collaboration with Legal Voice
  • Increase access to our materials through translation and distribution
  • Draft comments on proposed court rules and legislation (coordinated with legislative advocacy staff)
  • Identify community legal needs and potential Legal Voice responses

RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Clearly identify any conflicts with Legal Voice positions or policies
  • Contribute their expertise, passion, and community connections

RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEGAL VOICE STAFF

  • Facilitate meetings
  • Inform the committee of Legal Voice’s work, positions and policies
  • Recruit and orient new members
  • Finalize self help materials
  • Provide materials for outreach events and resource fairs
  • Develop Legal Voice responses to identified community legal needs

For examples of Self Help materials, please visit http://www.legalvoice.org/tools/ and http://www.legalvoice.org/focus/srwell.html.

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