The Catholic University of America


Community Service

 


Service
  Opportunities

  

 

Consumer Financial Protection:
"Know-Your-Rights"

Professor Paul Kurth from our very own clinical program is putting on a series of consumer financial protection from "know-your-rights" workshops in Columbia Heighs.  There will be two workshops in November, both held on Thursday evenings, November 11 and November 18.  He needs about 10 students for each workshop to help put on the presentation and then to meet with participants one-on-one afterwards to provide basic information about their rights and how to protect themselves.


If you'd like to volunteer there is a mandatory 1-hour training session you must attend on Monday, October 25 from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Becky Whitaker or Mandy Hitchcock, OCPD Pro Bono Coordinator.

 

 

 

 


Coordinated Days of Service

 

 

Upcoming Service Day:

Capital Area Food Bank
On November 12, representatives of SPIL, Legal Services Society, and CUA Street Law will be volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank.


Washington Animal Rescue League
On October 22, representatives of SPIL, Legal Services Society, and CUA Street Law volunteered their time at the animal shelter. View pictures here!


Pro Bono
  Challenge

 


Through the Challenge, students commit to completing a minimum of 30 hours of pro bono work. The Pro Bono Challenge is open to all class years and students have their entire three or four years at the Columbus School of Law to complete their commitment.

In order for pro bono hours to count towards the Challenge, several requirements must be met:

  • the student must be engaged primarily in law-related work on behalf of low-income or underrepresented populations;
  • the work must be substantially legal in nature;
  • the work must be performed under the supervision of an attorney and may be local, national, or international in scope; and
  • the student may not receive academic credit or financial compensation for work performed.

To participate in the Challenge, please read and complete our packet, which includes an agreement form, timesheet, and evaluation forms. Once completed, these forms should be returned to the Office of Career and Professional Development, Room 163.