Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Happy Birthday, SCAP!

The Small Claims Assistance Program has been up and running for one year now! Here’s a run-down of all we’ve accomplished:

Total Participants: over 250 (High-11, Low-1, Average-5 people per week)

Top areas people ask SCAP volunteers questions about:
Damages or Collections
General small claims filing/procedural/form completion questions
Consumer, medical, employment/wage complaints

An attractive brochure was recently produced by DCBA to advertise and inform the public about the program.

A sign holder was purchased with funding through DCBA’s Grants for Worthy Causes program.

Volunteer list: 40 attorneys, paralegals, and others.

Are you a lawyer, paralegal, or other legal staff interested in volunteering with the program? Call 266-6316 for more information.

More information about this and other legal assistance programs is on the Clerk of Courts website.