Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

Current Pro Bono Opportunities

 

Specific Case Assignments (Individualized Representation)

CASE #1: A woman’s car was in the shop for service and destroyed in the Memorial Day tornados.  Needs assistance sorting this out between her insurance and the servicing dealership.

CASE #2: A man who purchased a car and the engine continues to have serious issues, despite additional repairs.

CASE #3: A woman who paid to have her roof replaced and the contractor did not complete the work.

COLLECTION CASES:  We have four collection cases, three in Dayton Municipal Court and one in Vandalia Municipal Court.


If you are interested in any of these one-on-one placements please contact Kelly Henrici
at 937-461-3857 or by e-mail at Kelly@gdvlp.org 

We have a steady flow of case assignments for individuals impacted by the Memorial Day tornados.  These matters frequently involve damage to property and related insurance claims, and bad acting contractors.  We are also anticipating a strong need for assistance with FEMA appeals (video training provided).


Group Client Opportunities

 Divorce: With significant support from GDVLP paralegals, represent up to 8 individuals seeking divorce.  Requires 6-8 hours of volunteerism.  No prior domestic relations experience required.  Available in all seven Counties served by the GDVLP (Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami and Preble)

 Bankruptcy: With significant support from GDVLP paralegals, represent up to 4 individuals seeking to file for bankruptcy protection.  Requires 6-8 hours of volunteerism and a license to practice in the Southern District of Ohio.  Available in all seven Counties served by the GDVLP (Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami and Preble)

Employment:  Provide counsel and advice to individuals with employment-related issues.  If ongoing representation is appropriate you decide whether to provide assistance or the GDVLP will find another volunteer to assist. Scheduling available at your convenience at our offices in Downtown Dayton.

Probate:  Provide counsel and advice to individuals with probate-related issues and ongoing representation if necessary and appropriate. Scheduling available at your convenience at our offices in Downtown Dayton.

Guardianship:  Provide representation for staff at Life Essentials, a local non-profit, to be appointed guardian (of the ward only) over indigent individuals in our community who are incapacitated and unable to make their own medical decisions and have no family members willing to do so for them.


Clinic Opportunities

Debt Collection:  Spend about 3 hours either providing “triage” counsel and advice or assisting with the preparation of documents for filing pro se in debt defense matters, using our programmed templates.  There is a role for subject matter experts and novices alike.

 

Juvenile Court Pro Se Forms Completion: Spend about 2 hours assisting in the preparation of pleadings for custody, support, visitation and other matters.  No prior experience needed.  


Check out our clinic schedule for 2019

(Please contact Tom at 937-461-3857 or at Tom@GDVLP.org if you wish to assist, clinic locations are subject to change)

 

August:

           16th – STOP/Day reporting center          1 – 4 pm (@ Monday correctional)

            27th – Debt collection defense              3 – 5 pm (@ GDVLP office)

            28th – Juvenile court clinic                   4 – 6 pm (@ GDVLP office)

September:

            24th – Debt collection defense              3 – 5 pm (@ GDVLP office)

            25th – Juvenile court clinic                   4 – 6 pm (@ GDVLP office)

            26th – Record sealing LRC                    4 – 6 pm (location TBD)

October:

            18th – STOP/Day reporting center         1 – 4 pm (@ Monday correctional)

            22nd – Debt collection defense              3 – 5 pm (@ GDVLP office)

            23rd – Juvenile court clinic                    4 – 6 pm (@ GDVLP office)

November:

            22nd – Debt collection defense             3 – 5 pm (@ GDVLP office)

            27th – Juvenile court clinic                   4 – 6 pm (@ GDVLP office)

December:

            13th – STOP/Day reporting center         1 – 4 pm (@ Monday correctional)

            

     

We are also seeking volunteers with HotDocs template experience to aid in the creation of new templates (and update ones currently in use) to continue providing pro bono legal services to those in the Miami Valley area of lesser means.  We use HotDocs for everything!  All our letters to clients, all the pleadings we draft, can only happen because HotDocs makes it easy and efficient for staff and volunteers to serve.