just received this email and am forwarding it on for anyone interested:
Hello folks. We are offering an open session on volunteer opportunities with our Legal Help Centre, which is opening in January. The LHC is an entity affiliated with UW, which is helping us with space, but we have our own board and are responsible for our own funding.
The LHC intends to provide services to the working poor who need legal assistance but cannot afford it, nor do they usually qualify for legal aid or other subsidies.
The program has few paid staff and will use student volunteers from U of W and U of M. A number of volunteer lawyers will work with students to help provide sevices.
If you want to know more about the program, please come to the session! Or better yet, please encourage your students who have an interest in this area. Obviously this is of interest to budding law students, but also to anyone with a passion for social justice or who just want to help others.
Please forward to your faculty, student groups or use any other mechanism to advise students of this opportunity.
Dr. Michael Weinrath
Professor & Chair, Criminal Justice Department
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Wpg. MB R3B 2E9
The info session:
Student Information Session
Monday, November 29, 2010
Come hear out about upcoming volunteer, placement and work opportunities to be offered at Legal Help Centre’s location on campus.
Check out the Centre’s website: http://legalhelpcentre.weebly.com/