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Certified Advocate

Not employed by Timpanogos Legal Center

Timpanogos Legal Center is authorized by the Utah Office for Legal Services Innovation to implement the Certified Advocate Partner Program (CAPP). Victim advocates currently employed in Utah are eligible to apply.

Certified Advocates are authorized to practice law as it relates to civil protective orders and stalking injunctions without running afoul of the Unauthorized Practice of Law rule. Certified Advocates are authorized to:

·       give legal advice regarding which protective order is most appropriate for a client, including the likelihood of a request being granted;

·       draft civil relief order requests on behalf of clients;

·       evaluate and compile evidence for hearings based on foundation and relevance;

·       prepare clients for hearings and advise them on the best arguments to make and evidence to submit; and

·       assist clients in modifying and dismissing current orders.

This program is the first of its kind in the country. Participating in this program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help shape how legal services are delivered to those who most need them.

Advocates will receive training on current Utah law, court procedures, and the rules of evidence, and will have direct access to attorneys at Timpanogos Legal Center to ask questions when they arise.

Advocates will not be employed by Timpanogos Legal Center, but will remain employees of their current agencies. Advocates will be required to report data each month to TLC regarding the legal services they have provided. Data will not have clients’ personally identifying information.

Interested applicants should complete the application. Applications are due July 31, 2022.

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