Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues


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Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan Ministries each Tuesday night starting July to help the local homeless people at the shelter address legal issues.

To date, the program is now in 23 cities. Federal Judge Jay Zainey launched Project HELP in New Orleans in 2004, and asserted, "Serving food at shelters is important but we as lawyers, we who have law degrees can do something more."


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Federal Programs Related to - Legal Services

Programs that provide assistance in the form of advocacy, arbitration, certificates/forms assistance, class action litigation, legal counseling, legal representation, mediation, paralegal counseling, and/or self-representation assistance which focus on a particular area of law. Includes programs that provide legal services for free or at a reduced cost by persons appointed by the State, the courts; bar associations, etc., or by persons volunteering their services usually for those unable to afford a private attorney. Amnesty/Pardon Assistance; Homesteading Assistance; Insurance Claims Assistance; Legal Malpractice Assistance; Libel Assistance; Litigation Award Collection Assistance; Long Term Care Ombudsmen Programs; Malicious Prosecution Assistance; Malpractice Assistance; Medical Malpractice Assistance; Patient Rights Assistance; Personal Injury Assistance; Qui Tam Actions; Slander Assistance; Small Claims Assistance; Surrogate Mother Legal Assistance; Therapy Malpractice Assistance; Unclaimed Property Assistance; Wage Garnishment Assistance; Whistleblower Advocacy; Wrongful Action Compensation Assistance; Discrimination Assistance; Legal Aid; Employment Discrimination Assistance; Club Membership Discrimination Assistance; Education Discrimination Assistance; Equal Employment Opportunity Enforcement; Job Discrimination Assistance; Court-appointed Counsel; Legal Aid to the Poor; Legal Aid Services; Legal Services for Indigents; Pro Bono Cases; Public Defenders; Public Interest Law

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.


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