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Aug
31
2017
Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

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One of the first things you learn in domestic violence training at AVLF is that violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We saw that firsthand. She was married to her abuser for decades and had several children with him. Both were highly educated, well-employed, and, to the outside world, had presented as a nearly perfect family. Until he tried to kill her.

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Jun
5
2017
A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

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When AVLF launched the Standing with Our Neighbors program in September 2016, there were a lot of things we didn’t know, but one thing we did: families needed help. With enrollment turnover surging to 40% during the 2015-2016 school year, we knew families needed help to keep their kids in school. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far, by the numbers.

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Jun
2
2017
Volunteer Take: Pro Bono Makes Me A Better Attorney

Volunteer Take: Pro Bono Makes Me A Better Attorney

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I am a guardian ad litem because I love having a positive impact on families. But I take cases through AVLF because they provide the support I need to be successful in confronting challenging issues and to develop my skills. That’s why I will continue to take pro bono cases through AVLF—and I encourage others to, as well.

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