Good Samaritan Advocates

Team Verse:

Psalm 82:3-4 – “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute; rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

Team Description:

Good Samaritan Advocates of Covenant Life provide free legal counsel on most legal issues to those who could not otherwise afford it. During a one hour meeting with a Good Samaritan Advocates attorney and other team members, the client’s legal issues will be clarified, key background information and documents identified, immediate assistance provided as appropriate, and immediate issues resolved where possible. Where matters cannot be resolved in the initial meeting, the attorney may provide referrals to other referral attorneys or to full-time legal aid services in the area, or appropriate social service agencies, and occasionally may take on the matter personally for further pro bono assistance.

You May Enjoy This Team If You Like To:

Use legal knowledge to help others, assist in mediation, or provide general counsel to those in need.

Serving Location(s):

Church

Times:

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Frequency:

The second Saturday of the month or as needed

Commitment:

Open-ended


Prerequisites:

All attorneys must be a member in good standing of a state bar. Maryland bar members are particularly encouraged to serve. All non-attorneys (administrative roles) should have a heart for people, good listening skills, knowledge of administrative tasks (such as good note-taking, drafting memos, etc.) and readiness to grow in praying, caring and serving.

Gifts:

mercy, helps, wisdom, discernment, faith, administration


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