FREE Community Immigration Legal Clinic

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center. Located in Louisiana we coordinate and offer community clinics in LA, MS and AL. We work in true partnership with social justice organizations to support and advance justice work through legal services.
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and Mary Queen of Vietnam, CDC will host a
FREE Community Immigration Legal Clinic
Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:00AM- 4:00PM
New Orleans, Louisiana (New Orleans East)
This legal clinic will focus on providing legal services and advice on Green Card and Naturalization.  We are looking for volunteers to work  minimum of 2hours throughout the day. This is a great way to complete pro bono or community service commitment.  We welcome the following volunteers:
  • Community volunteers- translation (Vietnamese, Spanish or Portuguese) and screening.
  • Law Students (2L’s and 3L’s)- screening and intake
  • Law Clerks and Attorneys (non-immigration)- document preparation and notary
  • Immigration Attorneys- legal advising and document review.
A brief training and orientation for volunteers will occur at 9:00AM on Saturday, before the clinic begins. All non-attorneys are required to attend, all volunteers welcome to attend.
Clients that need legal services outside the scope of the clinic will be referred to volunteer attorneys for follow-up and future legal services. To be listed on the referral list, you must volunteer at least 2 hours of your time to the legal clinic. Contact Angela Brown ( or at 985.643.6186 to RSVP your volunteer commitment.
Colette Pichon Battle, Director/Attorney
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
620 Oak Harbor Blvd., Ste. 203
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
985.643.6186 (office)
985.643.6118 (fax)

Job Opening: PRN Vietnamese Interpreter

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is now accepting applications for the following available position: PRN Vietnamese Interpreter  


About Catholic Charities:


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an umbrella agency with 36 programs and 1 affiliated ministries delivering health and human services to the poor and vulnerable. Catholic Charities services are rooted in the 8 civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefitting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter at or find us on Facebook at

Job description for PRN Vietnamese Interpreter:

 Individual needed to interpret verbal interactions between providers and clients from English to Vietnamese and from Vietnamese to English to facilitate clear and accurate communications at all stages of contact.  Interpreters must possess a native-like fluency in English and Vietnamese.  One year professional interpreting experience needed.  Must be knowledgeable of the Interpreter Code of Ethics and maintain client confidentiality and client self-determination at all times.  The interpreter must have completed a forty-hour interpreting certificate program by an accredited training program (we will accept 40-hour training completed with REACH-NOLA, Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center, or Bridging the Gap) and must also pass a language proficiency exam.  High school diploma required and some college preferred.  Basic computer skills required. Additional requirements include strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a multicultural setting and with social service providers.

If you’d like to apply for this position as a Vietnamese Interpreter, please send your resume to Danielle Perez de Corcho at and submit your online application at

Open Position – Administrator Needed

Administrator Needed

                                                                                                          Orrill & Beary, L.L.C

Business Administrator needed to oversee financial, accounting, purchasing, payroll, office management and certain operational duties.  Applicant must be loyal, professional and have strong bookkeeping and financial management skills and background.  Accounting education preferred but not necessary.  Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and Quick Books preferred.

Position open immediately.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including pension offered.

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Verbo Health Fairs 2013

We invite to join us at the annual Iglesia Cristiana Verbo’s (Verbo Christian Church) Health Fairs.

We will hold health fairs in both the Kenner and New Orleans locations. It is the largest and most attended Health Fair for Latinos & Hispanics in the New Orleans metro area. Verbo Christian Church will hold its 7th Annual Health Fairs on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Kenner and Saturday, October 26, 2013 in New Orleans.  Our intent is to provide support to meet the health needs of Latinos and Hispanics in Kenner and New Orleans. Health services, Free Flu shots and health information will be available on the day of the Health Fairs from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Iglesia Cristiana Verbo, 2601 Florida Ave, Kenner, LA, 70062 and Firehouse Full Gospel Ministries, 637 S. Scott St, New Orleans, LA 70119.

The health fair organization is lead by Pastor & Administrator Jose Rodriguez and health care coordinators, Daisy Rosales and Daesy Behrhorst. This fair is free and open to public and all of the community. If you have questions please call the church to 504-466-0095.

God bless you and hope to see you and your family there!


NOLA FOR LIFE Jobs & Opportunity Expo



October 4, 2013

Dear Friend:

New Orleans is experiencing a rebirth. Our city retooled and rebuilt following Hurricane Katrina; we survived the Great Recession and we are moving quickly to reclaim our title as one of the “Great American Cities” – a place where people want to live, work and raise their families. Despite our outstanding growth and continued efforts to improve the quality of life of all residents, there remains a serious culture of violence that claims the lives of young men daily. This epidemic denies everyone the opportunity of experiencing us at our best.

NOLA FOR LIFE: A Comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy was created to address this tragic reality. I want to ask you, as an invested member of our community, to aid in the solution by participating in the NOLA FOR LIFE Jobs & Opportunity Expo. The Expo will be held onWednesday, October 16 at Gallier Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Expo combines two of our commitments to resolve crime: Invest in Prevention and, the more obvious, Promote Jobs and Opportunity. As a business partner, you are committing to consider local talented individuals who are job ready for employment opportunities with your company.

The Office of Workforce Development in partnership with JOB1 and Goodwill Industries, will screen and prepare job candidates through a week-long “boot camp” process. Our dedicated business community is one of New Orleans greatest resources and I want to thank you for your partnership in creating a better future for the generations to come. Please contact our JOB1 Business Services Manager at 504-658-4582 for more information.


Mitchell J. Landrieu

Mayor, City of New Orleans

1300 PERDIDO STREET | SUITE 2E04 | NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA | 70112 | PHONE 504.658.4900 | FAX 504.658.4938