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We have many volunteer opportunities for volunteers with diverse educational or professional backgrounds. Some of our current opportunities are listed below. If you do not see an opportunity you can help with and are interested in learning how your educational background or professional skills can be used to help others, please call Elena Perez, Managing Attorney of the Pro Bono Program, at 504.529.1000 ext. 231 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, Valeria served as a Spanish-speaking interpreter/translator at SLLS. During her internship, she translated legal documents for clients and served as an interpreter during client-attorney appointments. She also explored different areas of law, including domestic violence and family law, wills and successions, and home loan modification and foreclosure.
As an SLLS interpreter, Valeria challenged herself everyday to ensure that many of our Spanish-speaking clients received the legal help they need to rebuild their lives. Now that she’s enhanced her skills as a translator, she’s excited to take that knowledge with her as she continues to grow in the legal field.
"My experiences with SLLS have helped me to build confidence, better time management, and expand my legal vocabulary, all of which make successful interpreters/translators." - Valeria
SLLS and Loyola's Interpreter and Translator Certification Program have partnered to increase access to justice for Spanish speakers. Interpreters help by enabling clear and accurate communications about legal issues between Spanish speaking clients and SLLS attorneys. Volunteers also have the opportunity to translate legal documents and brochures. For more information, please refer to the point of contact at the top of this page.
We have volunteer opportunities for other professionals. Our New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices need help from paralegals, social workers, and psychologists for our Social Security cases. There are also opportunities for social workers and psychologists to help our Child in Need of Care (CINC) unit. The CINC unit represents children in the foster system. We need volunteer paralegals in all our offices. For more information, please refer to the point of contact at the top of this page.