SCCLA Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
What: At this large-scale workshop event, volunteers will help individuals complete the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400), assess eligibility for various waivers, and provide in-language resources on the naturalization process. General volunteers will assist clients with preparation of the applications, while attorney volunteers will assist with legal review as the applications are completed. Advancing Justice will provide training in advance, and supervision.
When: Saturday, September 16, from 10am - 3pm
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/ATI3Az2EdWmwBKQt2
Where: East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Language Needs: English, Chinese (Mandarin/ Cantonese), Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, and other South Asian languages. Bilingual language ability not necessarily required to volunteer.
Training: Training required either in-person OR via webinar. September Training: Tuesday, September 12, from 6-7:30 pm at Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl., LA. Please sign up here for training.
Volunteer Sign-Up Procedures: Volunteers will be contacted in early September with confirmation of assignments. If you have any questions, please email our Citizenship Coordinator, Karina Trieu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Court is a successful early intervention program that provides an opportunity for selected juvenile offenders to be questioned, judged, and sentenced by a jury of their peers. Here is how it works: A minor accused of a low level, first-time offense is referred to Teen Court. A real judge presides over the case in a high school setting where students serve as bailiff, clerk, and jurors. Student jurors pose questions to the charged minor and her parents, reach a verdict, and, if there is a conviction, recommend the penalty. Minors who are convicted and comply with the probationary terms imposed by Teen Court will earn a dismissal of the charges. Serving as a Teen Court bailiff, clerk, or juror can often be a student’s first introduction to the legal system and has the potential to spark a life-long interest in the law. The experience can also impart a sense of civic responsibility and community in a court that is truly the students’ own.
The principal, faculty and students at Pasadena High School are all extremely enthusiastic about the Teen Court program – so much so that the school has actually constructed a courtroom on campus for the exclusive use of Pasadena Teen Court. Court takes place at Pasadena High School (2925 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Building I, Room 208, Pasadena, CA 91107) from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Our anticipated dates for this school year are September 14, 2017, October 12, 2017, November 9, 2017, December 14, 2017, January 11, 2018, February 8, 2018, March 8, 2018, April 12, 2018, and May 10, 2018.
If you are interested in volunteering at any of these Pasadena Teen Court sessions, or if you have any questions, please send an email to PasadenaTeenCourt@gmail.com or contact Judge Elaine Lu at (213) 830-0777.
Thanks so much for your support, and we hope to see you at an upcoming Pasadena Teen Court session!
We invite you to participate in a Power Lunch on 9/14/17 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Pasadena Courthouse, 300 East Walnut Street, Dept. A, Pasadena, CA 91101.
The Los Angeles Superior Court and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles have hosted numerous Power Lunches for inner-city high school students throughout the county. These Power Lunches are a unique opportunity for students, lawyers, judges, and court staff members to come together to discuss career choices and the legal system. For many of the students who participate, the Power Lunch is their first interaction with an attorney or a judge, and the experience can spark an interest in pursuing a career in the legal system.
Students are broken down into small groups of approximately 6 to 10 members each. In this small group setting, volunteer attorneys and judges discuss their career paths, including what initially piqued their interest in the legal profession, what they do on a day-to- day basis, and what they enjoy about their work. Small group leaders may also help coach the students on topics that help prepare them for the Legal Jeopardy game to conclude the program. Lunch will be provided to all attorney and judge volunteers.
Power Lunches have always been a tremendously worthwhile and rewarding experience for both the students and the attorney and judge volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer for the 9/14/17 Pasadena Power Lunch via the following link:
If you have any questions, please email Kay Burt at email@example.com
Thanks so much for your time, and I hope to see you at the 9/14/17 Power Lunch!
Hon. Elaine Lu
Co-Chair, Los Angeles Superior Court Power Lunch Subcommittee
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