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Eviction Clinic with SALSA
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Category: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with SALSA’s Housing and Homelessness Program 

Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist tenants with advising clients on the next steps in the eviction appeal process (SALSA will provide training!). Volunteers are free to sign up for the morning or afternoon dockets, one docket, or for the entire day. You can sign up here: https://www.sa-lsa.org/event/jp-1-eviction-appeal-clinic/ 

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To prepare for your volunteer experience, SALSA will send you the following:

1.           Training Video: https://youtu.be/RB2YrRba4JI (check out for a sneak peak of what volunteering at JP1 looks like!);

2.           SALSA’s Eviction Appeal Volunteer Guide;

3.           An example Eviction Judgment;

4.           JP Court Appeal Packet;

5.           Volunteer Handout – Common Tenant Defenses to Eviction; and

6.            A Tenant’s Rights Handbook (Eviction Appeals p. 29–32). 

Dress attire is business casual due to most of our work being done outside of the courtroom. SALSA is set up in the JP1 court lobby where food and drink is permitted, so feel free to bring water, coffee, snacks, etc. If you are planning to volunteer all day or around lunch, you may also bring your lunch. Otherwise, there are several options for food near the courthouse where you can grab food in the afternoon. Please note that the JP1 courthouse is closed from 12pm–1pm.

In most cases at the JP courthouse, clients are managing multiple crises, and the opportunity to speak with an attorney, who can explain the next steps in the process as well as talk through various options and resources for them and their families, can be the deciding factor of whether they will lose housing altogether and prevent them from experiencing homelessness. 

Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to Clarissa Galindo at [email protected] for any additional information or questions you may have prior to the event.