Opportunities for Paralegals and Advocates
FVAP offers a variety of pro bono and volunteer opportunities for paralegals and non-attorneys:
- Volunteer at Banding Together to End Domestic Violence, our battle-of-the-bands fundraiser. We welcome you to volunteer your time for one night at FVAP’s annual Battle of the Bands: Banding Together to End Domestic Violence fundraiser, held every summer in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The success of this event is instrumental in helping us raise the funds necessary to do our work to protect survivors of domestic violence and their children.
- Administrative assistance with cases. We sometimes have discreet administrative projects that arise in connection with a case, such as retrieving court records.
- Interpreting. Some of FVAP’s clients do not speak English as their first language. If you are bilingual in another language, we welcome you to interpret for us so FVAP can effectively communicate with our clients.
- Court Reporters. The unfortunate reality in California’s courts today is that court reporters often are not provided to parties in domestic violence cases. Without a record of what happened in the trial court, it is extremely difficult to appeal. If you have training as a court reporter, FVAP can pair you with one of our clients to attend an upcoming court date and provide an unofficial transcript of the hearing.