SET ASIDE CLINIC PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY COMING UP!!
WHEN: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:00PM-7:00PM
WHERE: Burton Barr Library 1221 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
HOW: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to state your interest in attending
What is Set-Aside?
Arizona does not expunge (so, previously convicted felons cannot “clear their records”). Instead, one may seek to “set-aside” his or her conviction. Simply put, a set-aside is a demarcation on the accused’s record that indicates that he/ she has been compliant with his/ her probation and has made a good-faith effort to rehabilitate into society. A set-aside helps improve the accused’s employment and housing opportunities.
What will I do as a volunteer?
If you attend a set-aside clinic, you will actually be working alongside a client an an attorney from Community Legal Services. You will work together to fill out an application, making sure that the client is eligible, and hopefully, will get to track you case to completion!
Why should I volunteer?
Other than being a good person, set-aside clinics are GREAT for resumes (especially for 1Ls). They allow you to get out of the classroom, to network with local attorneys, and count as pro bono hours!