Do Something Good During These Tough Times and Pay It Forward

By Loni Morganelli American Paralegal in London While the loss of a job can leave us feeling down and out, volunteer work in the legal industry can offer us a bit of positive relief. One of the most well-known pro bono volunteer organizations in the world is Reprieve. Founded in the UK, Reprieve also offers volunteer opportunities in the U.S. out of New Orleans. Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantanamo Bay. Working on the frontlines, they provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for legal support. As its mission... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


Womble Carlyle recruits for legal assistance project for veterans

This article from the Winston-Salem Journal sure sounds like a very worthy volunteer opportuity for paralegals (& others): "A statewide pro-bono project started by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC is recruiting licensed North Carolina attorneys, supervised paralegals, legal-support staff and law students to provide free legal assistance for military veterans." Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


Helen Raschke Pro Bono Award

Must read this very inspiring article from the The Black Hills Pioneer (SD) "If you were to talk to Helen Raschke of Lead, she would tell you that the best years of her life were spent doing pro bono work because she was helping people in trouble. "In April of this year, Raschke was honored as an award was given in her name for the work she did for 16 years as a Private Attorney Coordinator -- a job that didn't exist before she started at West Texas Legal Services in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Helen Raschke Pro Bono Award... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


Paralegals 'Adopt' Military Paralegals

This article from the Richmond (KY) Register -- "Showing you care may be easier than you think" -- shows how you can help support US troops: "Receiving a package from someone special is always exciting, but for troops serving overseas, it’s a little piece of home. "Many people may think it’s a good idea to send some goodies to our men and women who are at war, but don’t know where to begin. One Richmond woman said it’s easier than you might think. "Lee Williams is a Richmond citizen and a member of the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, an organization... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


"Senior Legal Hotline connects seniors with the experts"

Sounds like a good volunteering opportunity described in this Chico, CA newspaper article. Does your local government or bar association offer similar programs? "The Senior Legal Hotline is surely one of the best kept secrets. The hotline provides California residents over the age of 60 with fast, accurate advice on any legal subject by phone, from Social Security issues to age discrimination, housing and elder abuse. "Sound too good to be true? The service is provided by a team of lawyers, paralegals [volunteer info PDF], interns and volunteers who help more than 10,000 callers a year solve problems faced by... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


"Corporations Decry Official's Detainee Screed"

So far, corporations aren't following Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Charles Stimson's suggestion that they boycott firms representing Guantanamo detainees: "It’s a rare day when law firms get called out for their pro bono work. "But that’s exactly what happened when Pentagon official Charles “Cully” Stimson rattled off a list of firms representing Guantánamo Bay detainees — such as Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; Jenner & Block; WilmerHale; and Covington & Burling — predicting that businesses would shun their outside counsel for making the companies foot terrorists’ legal bills. “'I think, quite honestly, when corporate CEOs see that those firms... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


Paralegals staff voting question 'hotlines'

Helping people vote legally & successfully is a good thing: "South Carolina voters will have a lot of company at the polls on Election Day as several groups say they will watch for problems across the state. [snip] "The U.S. Justice Department will dispatch more than 800 observers nationwide, a record for a non-presidential election year, but will not make an announcement about where poll watchers will be located until Monday, agency spokeswoman Cynthia Magnuson said Friday. "Meanwhile, several voter groups will document voting problems and a task force made up of U.S. attorneys and FBI agents will investigate any... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


"Former paralegal finds fulfillment working with 'tweens at library"

Charming story about the joys of being retired (not anytime soon for me)! "When Jayne Morrison goes to work, she couldn't be happier. "She loves every moment she spends in the children's department of the Boca Raton Public Library. "'Being here is like being in a terrific garden,' she said. 'There's everything here.' "Morrison talks about her job as if she's worked there for years. But she joined the library staff just four years ago, after leaving a long career as a paralegal two years earlier. "'I was a paralegal for 25 years,' said Morrison, who lives in Boca Raton... Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


Grant provides aid, paralegal services

Sounds like a good job opportunity in Montana: "A grant recently awarded to the Montana Legal Services Association will allow the group to bolster its services across the state. "According to Klaus Sitte, executive director for the association, the $650,000 Legal Assistance for Victims grant [PDF link] through the Montana Department of Justice will fund positions for three attorneys, and three paralegals. Those employees will be assigned to the Butte, Hi-Line and Billings areas." Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.


"Manila paralegal grads visit Bilibid prisoners"

Remarkable post-graduation introduction for paralegals in the Philippines: "Graduates from The Manila Times Institute for Paralegal Studies (TMTIPS) interacted on Monday with 120 inmates at the National Bilibid Prisons taking up a special course in business administration. "The inmates attend class at the College Building in Camp Sampaguita, the NBP’s medium security facility. "The course is offered by the University of Perpetual Help–Dalta, Las Piñas, in partnership with the Bureau of Corrections." Read more →

Stay connected! Our old mailing list is retiring!

Re-Subscribe below to continue enjoying our posts!

This is our new list and will replace our old one.  The old list will not get forwarded


Estrin Legal Staffing

Estrin Legal Staffing specializes in helping exceptional professionals connect with amazing career opportunities. Click on the banner to take a look at our amazing career opportunities and call us to get more information.