The Law Center (“TLC”), and the Elder Law Center (“ELC”), along with its Board of Directors would like to gratefully thank all the Members of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Sections that continue to support our pro bono efforts for the working poor and elder population in our community.
In 2011, TLC and ELC assisted over 800 residents in either providing them directly with legal services or by referring them to local agencies and pro bono attorneys that specialize in the needs they have. TLC and ELC have and continue to assist our local social workers and law enforcement when they are seeking guidance on particular issues. TLC and ELC provide proactive outreach presentations to the public through our many Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) workshops as well as providing information and assistance to Adult Protective Services, Senior Peer Counseling, the Rotary Clubs, and to local senior living facilities.
TLC and ELC has also established an Advisory Board consisting of approximately 25 members who represent various service providers throughout the County to help coordinate the ever-shrinking services available to our residents in need. TLC is also staffing the newly created Pro Se / Pro Per Clinic in cooperation with the Superior Court and the County Bar Association to provide a monthly clinic, in the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse, to help instruct Pro Per and Pro Se litigants on the basics of litigating their case. By providing this service to individuals who already have matters in the court, we hope to streamline the process so that litigants know in advance how the system works. In this manner, cases can be adjudicated more efficiently, saving the court and all the lawyers who practice in our court, significant time and resources. This new clinic is in Room 222 of the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse every second Wednesday.
Since TLC and ELC are virtual organizations with minimum part time and volunteer staffing, nearly every penny of the donations received go directly into the programs that support the clients.
If you would like to help TLC/ELC, there are several ways to do so:
- Make a monetary donation to The Law Center & Elder Law Center (P.O. Box 4105, Walnut Creek, California, 94596);
- Become a member of our panel of attorneys who provide free consultations (to those who cannot afford the LRIS fee) and/or represent a client on a pro bono basis. Please note that if your client is over 65 years of age and is the victim of financial abuse, the ELC’s staff attorney is available to support your pro bono efforts;
- Mentor a pro bono attorney in a specific area of law; or
- Volunteer at our Bankruptcy Panel; Durable Power of Attorney workshops; and/or the Pro Se / Pro Per Clinic.
Again, we would like to thank each section for their donation. It is because of your support that we are able to plan for yet another successful year.
$5,000 or more:
- Conservatorship, Guardianship, Probate and Trust Section
$2,000 – $4,999:
- Elder Law Section
$1,000 – $1,999:
- Litigation Section
- Real Estate Section
$500 – $999:
- Bankruptcy Section
- Family Law Section
- Business Law & Corporate Counsel Section
- Criminal Law Section
- Employment Section
- Women’s Section
$200 – $499:
- Solo Practice Section
- West County Section
- ADR Section
- Intellectual Property Section
- Pro Bono Section
- Diversity Section
Filed Under: Pro Bono