The GI Rights Hotline and the Bay Area Military Law Panel invite you to the training for the fall semester on September 23 2-5pm at the SF Quaker Meetinghouse at 65 9th Street. We will again have opportunities for law students to do pro bono work at the GI Rights Hotline. We ask for a two hour a week commitment, working hours are between 10 and 5 generally although exceptions have been made. We ask that the students attend the training after which they are paired with an experienced counselor until they have acquired command of the necessary materials, then they may counsel on their own. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to Military issues, and to work on your interviewing skills! Veterans are especially invited to join us. "" The counseling takes place in our office at 65 9th Street. "" We also offer a paid internship each summer. People who have completed a semester on the Hotline have priority when they apply. The internship is a halftime position. Veterans are encouraged to apply as well as law students and recent graduates.
The Bay Area Military Law Panel is a committee of the SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild. Its members are lawyers, law students and legal workers who meet regularly and provide representation for military recruits, active duty service members and veterans. BAMLP lawyers and legal workers provide training and mentorship to law students who volunteer for GIRN.
The GI Rights Network is coalition of nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that provide free and confidential information to United States military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Most of the work of the Network is done through the GI Rights Hotline, but the Network also provides email counseling and live in-person counseling in some locales. The Network also maintains a website with easy access to information about discharges, military regulations, GI rights, and other organizations; all information is available in both English and Spanish.
Stay tuned for more opportunities.