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Where should i volunteer?

Hi, my name is Emma in in the 9th grade and i would like to be a lawyer. i live near Louisville Kentucky, anyone have input on where i should/could volunteer? :)

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Paul’s Answer

There are a few possible options.

Courthouses and the various organizations that work inside them, might have opportunities for volunteering. I worked for a non-profit housing justice project in a courthouse, which offered a lot of volunteer oppportunities.

This might be your best option. A legal non-profit organization, which represents under-represented citizens and provides free legal services for the local region.
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Alexandra
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Emma
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DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Emma:

As a 9th grader at this point in your life I'd suggest you be a kid! This is a great time in life - a tough time as you grow and learn but in the end worth it!

As for volunteering - I'd suggest you go to the Courthouse and volunteer to do work for a judge. Judge's handle a variety of cases. Working there will give you a broad idea of legal work. Plus it will be fun!

Next, as both Paul and Deborah point out, working at a law office or at an office of the under represented will also be an eye opener. Key is - don't become discouraged.. Law work can be boring and tedious. Just keep your eyes and ears open and you will learn a ton. Most important advice I can give you - have fun!
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Deborah’s Answer

I think you should explore what area of law you might want to practice. If it is regarding injuries and accidents, then volunteering at a hospital would give you insight into the struggles folks have with medical treatment, paying those bills, making decisions about what they can or cannot afford. you would also see firsthand how medical decisions are made. Talk to the nurses. They see it all.

If you want to go more towards trial work, see if you can work as an intern in a law office, at a court house, or maybe ask to trail an attorney on a day's work. There is a lot of research in this type of work, so maybe ask to sit with a junior member who does that type of work, and ask them questions.

Probably the biggest question you need to answer is why you want to be a lawyer. That will help guide you.

Best of luck!
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