The October 2022 Legal Aid Clinic 4 attorneys and 14 volunteers assisted 17 clients.
Blessings to Cornerstone coordinated by Elizabeth Weber for hosting the evening with food, service, and fellowship. Thank you for your continued support.
Thanks and prayers for everyone who contributed in time, energy, and spirit to the October clinic. Thank you for all you do to continue this life-changing mission.
The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday November 10, 2022. Women Unplugged, Golden Girls, and Bible 101 have volunteered to team-up to bless the evening with food and fellowship coordinated by Suzy Jansky.
If you have questions or suggestions about the Clinic, please contact Kim Klieger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.679.7768.
Bless all of you for continuing to change the lives of people through your support of the Legal Aid Clinic.
LEGAL AID HISTORY
For 29 years, FUMC Allen, in partnership with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, has hosted a monthly Legal Aid Clinic at the church. The clinic provides the opportunity for low-income individuals to meet with attorneys and paralegals regarding critical civil legal problems on a pro-bono basis.
In 2019, our FUMC family was awarded the Builders of Justice award by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas for our exceptional service to the case of justice. And through your support, we have helped more than an estimated 50,000 clients during the history of the clinic.
On the second Thursday evening of each month, we open our doors to help people find the help they need. Since the clinic participants come in the early evening, many of them come directly from their daily jobs to the clinic and benefit greatly from the nourishment and fellowship of our hospitality. Each clinic is hosted by one FUMC Allen’s small groups who provide and serve a light snack meal for the clients and for the legal, host, and support team members.
The pandemic forced us to suspend the clinic in March 2020. We briefly attempted to revive the clinic in July 2021. However, we were again forced to suspend operations in October 2021 when the pandemic re-surged. During the suspension, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas continued to serve clients virtually. Our partner attorneys overwhelmingly tell us that nothing is more powerful than the face-to-face nature of the monthly clinics.
LEGAL AID 2022 CALENDAR
Thanks to our Lord’s work leading us out of the pandemic, we’re excited to announce that we’re ready to revive the monthly clinics beginning in July 2022. We are moving the clinic gathering and meal to the atrium with client attorney consultations conducted in the Children’s Wing classrooms to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our guests.
The schedule of evenings for 2022 include the following second Thursday dates:
- July 14
- August 11
- September 8
- October 13
- November 10
- December 8
The Legal Aid Clinic is a service of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Please visit their website for more information