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LVL Bowling Tournament

With the annual LVL Bowling Tournament just a few days away, you may be asking, “What exactly is LVL?”


With the annual LVL Bowling Tournament just a few days away, you may be asking, “What exactly is LVL?”
 
LVL stands for Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, which is a section of the Lafayette Bar Foundation, composed of volunteer attorneys dedicated to serving the public. These volunteer attorneys spend their time assisting with programs designed to help members of the community in need of legal advice, questions, and counsel.
 
The Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) Program is designed to help area homeless get certified copies of their birth certificates in order to prove their identity. If an individual needs a certified birth certificate to prove their identity to gain employment or find a shelter, the H.E.L.P. Program will assist that individual with obtaining copies of their birth certificate for free. Although seemingly basic, this program has a huge impact on the lives of those it helps. Many shelters require proper identification before they will allow one to stay the night, and obtaining a job is nearly impossible without a valid ID. This program was established following the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, when the influx of people who were left without identification and shelter brought mass attention to this need in the community.
 
Our volunteer attorneys are there to help victims of domestic violence navigate the complicated proceedings surrounding Protective Orders and Temporary Restraining Orders. Those who are victims of Domestic Violence that need help navigating a petition for a protective order or temporary restraining order are able to call the Lafayette Bar Foundation and apply. From there, our LVL attorneys will provide representation, legal advice, and guidance as it pertains to the Protective Order Hearing/Rule.
 
Counsel on Call is a free program providing an opportunity to seek answers to legal questions and guidance for people who are representing themselves in a court of law. The volunteer attorneys will meet with individuals for 15 minutes in the Law Library, where they can provide legal guidance. Individuals are allowed to participate on a first come, first serve basis and once a month if necessary.
 
By participating in the upcoming Bowling Tournament, you are helping to fund these programs so that they remain free to the individuals who need them. If you have yet to sign up your team of four to play in the tournament, you can do so by clicking here. As based on previous years, we expect to have a great turn out! Each year, the tournament has a theme for players to dress up with. This year's theme is “Game Day,” so you can come wearing your favorite team's jersey or go full on sports fan complete with face paint and a crazy sign. The possibilities are endless. This is a family-friendly event, so the kids can participate, too!
 
We look forward to seeing you at Lafayette Lanes this Friday night, August 18th, at 5:30 pm to support the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers and the Lafayette Bar Foundation.

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