After passing the bar exam, before officially being authorized to practice law, each attorney must swear an “Oath of Attorney.” The final paragraph of that oath reads: “I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay anyone’s cause for lucre or malice.” The oath is rooted in the ideal that helping those less fortunate is an obligation, not an afterthought.
Volunteer to become a Legal Up!™ Facilitator
The uniqueness of the Legal Up!™ Program is based, in large part, on the involvement of volunteer federal and state judges, lawyers, and business professionals teaching sessions that align with their legal expertise or interest area.
The process to begin becoming a volunteer facilitator is simple.
- You must be an active member of the Florida Bar and provide us a copy of your Florida Bar card.
- Complete the Adult Information Form
- Complete an Affidavit of Good Moral Character
- Once we have affirmation that you have complied with background screening requirements in accordance with Florida Statue Sections 943.0542, 984.01, Chapter 430, 435, 402, 39.001, and 1012.46, our Legal Liaison, Yolanda Jacobs, Esq. will contact you and arrange for you to attend a session to watch one of our classes in action.
Legal Up!™ conducts approximately twenty cohorts of four sessions per academic year reaching approximately 200 youth transitioning into adulthood.
We want to connect with your colleagues and law firms. We are happy to meet with your organization to discuss the Legal Up!™ program, Legal Up!™ teaching opportunities, and other ways to get involved.
The following individuals and corporate partners have proven their commitment to improving the lives of our youth through their sustained support. And their support has proved invaluable.