Military Counseling Project Training

September 12, 2014

Law Students: Become a GI Right Counselor!

Volunteer with the GI Rights Hotline! The GI Rights Hotline provides information to service members, and veterans, on discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights issues. The Hotline is staffed by a consortium of 18 non-profit organizations across the U.S. and Germany. In San Francisco, it is staffed by volunteers affiliated with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Friday, September 12, 2013 2:00 - 5:00PM
American Friends Service Committee
65 9th Street in San Francisco

Hotline volunteers field calls and emails from servicemembers and their families and friends about a wide range of military law issues. Law students gain valuable interviewing skills, engage in legal research, and build relationships with members of the local legal and activist communities. Law students are paired with experienced Hotline counselors, who provide on-going training and mentorship. Members of the Bay Area Military Law Panel, a part of the National Lawyers Guild, pro- vide additional mentorship, supervision, and on- call availability for assistance.

Hotline Requirements: • Attend two mandatory trainings.
• Commit to two hours/week on the Hotline, for the duration of the semester.
• Attendance at monthly Bay Area Military Law Panel meetings (held the last Tuesday evening of each month) is encouraged but not required.

This project satisfies pro bono requirements for most Bay Area law schools. We welcome and encourage veteran participation. It is a great way to use your hard won knowledge of military issues in support of your law training and help current service members and other veterans as well.