Remote Unemployment Insurance Benefits Project
Organization: Community Legal Aid (CLA)
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are the best source of support for workers who have recently lost their jobs, had hours reduced, or been temporarily laid off because of Coronavirus/COVID-19. Because the application process is very challenging, particularly for those with limited English proficiency or limited access to or ability to use the technology, CLA has developed a remote project to file UI claims for people not able to manage the process on their own.
CLA seeks volunteers, including lawyers, law students, and non-lawyers, to be volunteer "helpers" to assist people in accessing this critical benefit. CLA can offer training to volunteers and ongoing mentoring to all volunteers.
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- Minimum Commitment
- Mentoring Provided
- Training Provided
- Relevant Experience Preferred
- LAR Certification Required
- Malpractice Coverage Provided
Project ForAttorney, Law student, Paralegal, Other, Interpreter/Translator, Retired Lawyer/Judge
Populations ServedGeneral low-income, Limited English Proficient
Subject AreasCOVID-19, Employment/Unemployment, Public Benefits
Skills to be DevelopedClient advice and counseling, Cultural Competency