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December 2013 - Pro Bono Edition

December 2013 – Pro Bono Edition

Highlights of the December 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on pro bono assistance for Contra Costa residents, children, students, seniors and the disabled.

Inside Guest Column: December 2013

Inside Guest Column: December 2013

This month we celebrate giving back to our community. Not surprisingly, our members serve others in more ways than we could have imagined.

President's Message: Final Thoughts

President’s Message: Final Thoughts

This organization can be as meaningful to you as you want. Or it can just be the organization to which you mechanically pay dues.

Pro Bono for CCC Residents: Bay Area Legal Aid

Pro Bono for CCC Residents: Bay Area Legal Aid

The urgent legal needs of Contra Costa’s more than 200,000 impoverished residents are met by BayLegal.

Pro Bono for Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Pro Bono for Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA volunteers prevent children from becoming lost in an overburdened legal and child welfare system.

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

Pro Bono for Students: Center for Economic and Civic Education

The CESQD creates and organizes the moot court competition as an arena for students to hone and showcase their analytical, persuasive and speaking skills.

Pro Bono for Seniors: Free and Low-Cost Legal Services

Pro Bono for Seniors: Free and Low-Cost Legal Services

There are numerous ways to become involved and make a difference for seniors. Your participation is a vital and valued component of improving their quality of life.

Pro Bono for the Disabled: Rubicon Programs

Pro Bono for the Disabled: Rubicon Programs

Rubicon Legal Services team empowers clients to access health insurance, housing, jobs and financial stability.

The Ethics of Pro Bono Service

The Ethics of Pro Bono Service

With approximately 1.2 million or more lawyers in the country, if even half did the ABA proposed and California recommended 50 hours a year, that would mean 30 million lawyer-hours a year devoted to those in need.

CCCBA’s Bar Fund Receives Generous Cy Pres Award

CCCBA’s Bar Fund Receives Generous Cy Pres Award

The cy pres award was from a class action matter that local attorney, David Birka-White, had recently resolved on behalf of his clients. Candice Stoddard sat down with Birka-White to learn more about him.

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

Summer Program Gives Students a “Crash Course” in the Realities of Being a Lawyer

By offering these students a realistic depiction of the daily life of attorneys, they might be able to identify whether these realities matched up with their career expectations.

WriterCoach Connection: It’s About Writing and So Much More

WriterCoach Connection: It’s About Writing and So Much More

In addition to developing critical thinking and writing skills, WriterCoach Connection helps students find their own unique voices and develop their confidence.

Get Involved: Free Legal Workshops and the Education Outreach Program

Get Involved: Free Legal Workshops and the Education Outreach Program

Our free legal workshops are drop-in legal clinics where attorneys help members of the public handle their own legal problems.

Immunity Project

Immunity Project is a team of scientists and entrepreneurs based in the San Francisco Bay Area who are developing a revolutionary vaccine platform for HIV.

The Bar Fund Gala Reception [photos]

The Bar Fund Gala Reception [photos]

More than 175 guests gathered at the Lafayette Park Hotel in support of Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) and to honor retired Contra Costa Superior Court Probate Commissioner Don Green.

Court Volunteer Appreciation Reception [photos]

Court Volunteer Appreciation Reception [photos]

Contra Costa Superior Court held an appreciation reception to acknowledge the contributions of over 500 court volunteers throughout 2013. Volunteers have helped settle court cases and more.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Please welcome our newest members that have recently joined the CCCBA…

Coffee Talk: How do you plan to contribute to your community in 2014?

Coffee Talk: How do you plan to contribute to your community in 2014?

Working with youth, building the next generation will continue to be my contribution to our community in 2014.