JAC frequently uses volunteer assistance in all of our programs. We need both attorney and non-attorney volunteers. Please see the events below and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in assisting during one, all, or several of these events.as a JAC event volunteer. Attorneys can volunteer for a short period of time to provide legal advice at an expungement event, or in a pro bono capacity. We also need non-lawyer volunteers for our events.
Expungement Program Volunteer Opportunities
JAC seeks experienced and new attorney volunteers to screen applicants for expungments, assist them with their paperwork, and provide advice on navigating the expungement process. This program is in partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and the Orleans Public Defender, and runs once a month from 5-7 on the Fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Attorneys who volunteer are eligible to take a JAC MCLE class for free. MCLE expungement classes are offered quarterly and provide 4 hours of credit, including 1 hour of ethics. Community volunteers facilitate the collection of applications and assist with event logistics. Contact JAC for additional details on a specific event.
Re-Entry Program Volunteer Opportunities
JAC facilitates a pro bono and low-bono network for our re-entry programming. Our pro bono network focuses its work on litigation on behalf of individuals in the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Re-Entry Courts. Litigation assists the participants of this program by removing or mitigating collateral consequences to convictions. Our low-bono network focuses on work alongside our organizational partner, Eden House. This network also assists with removing or mitigating collateral consequences to convictions. At this time, services are restricted to these two partners, however, JAC hopes to open this program to any individual leaving incarceration in the future.