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The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

With no budget and a lot of support from the county’s legal community, it has served the needs of many of the county’s citizens.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Pro Bono Spotlight: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

The LAS-ELC offers low-income workers throughout California free and confidential information regarding their employment rights through its Workers’ Rights Clinic.

The Profit in Pro Bono

The Profit in Pro Bono

It is amazing how taking cases involving people who do not have the resources to pay for their own cases have the ears of people who do.

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.

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.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Katzen & Schuricht aim to preserve important bankruptcy law principle

In Wolfe v. Jacobson (In re Jacobson), 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 8103 (9th Cir. Apr. 23, 2012), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that bankruptcy debtors who successfully asserted a homestead exemption nevertheless lost the protected layer of value (here, $150,000), because a judgment creditor forced a postpetition execution sale of the house, and the debtors failed to reinvest their share of the proceeds in a new dwelling within six months. The court effectively reasoned that whenever a California exemption is allowed in a bankruptcy case, the debtor’s right to postpetition proceeds from the exempt value is subject to California’s time-limited protection of proceeds.

Thank You for Your Support of the Elder Law Center and the Law Center’s Pro Bono Efforts!

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

Nevin, Ramos & Steele with Sam Sepehr

Nevin, Ramos & Steele: Pro Bono Champions Provide a Home for the Elder Law Center

This year’s rescue of the Elder Law Center (ELC) was quite a feat, requiring the dedication of many organizations and even more individual members of the Contra Costa legal community.

Originally known as the Elder Law …

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

Improving Legal Education: Practical Lawyering Skills

More than five years ago, the JFK law faculty determined that the traditional doctrinal law curriculum was not sufficient to meet the educational needs of its students. Courses designed to provide training in practical lawyering skills throughout the course of study have been added to the curriculum.

Collaboration is the Key to Protecting Seniors in Contra Costa County

Collaboration is the Key to Protecting Seniors in Contra Costa County

As most of you know, Contra Costa County has scheduled Elder Court calendars nearly every Tuesday morning since 2008 to handle financial, physical, or emotional abuse cases affecting Contra Costa adults age 65 and older.

Election Protection: Lawyers and Law Students Protecting the Right to Vote

Election Protection: Lawyers and Law Students Protecting the Right to Vote

Election Day is fast approaching. With less than three months to go, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is mobilizing legal volunteers nationwide to lead Election Protection, the country’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. Election Protection was formed in 2001 to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in our democracy. Through the dedication of attorneys, law students, and paralegals around the country Election Protection is able to provide voters with comprehensive and immediate assistance on Election Day. This service has been instrumental in helping Americans all over the country to exercise their right to vote for the past decade.

Guest Editor's Column, October 2014

Guest Editor’s Column, October 2014

Sometimes you are at the corner of “I have a great case I am working on,” and “Oh no! My client just filed bankruptcy!” What do you do?

September 2014 - Employment Edition

September 2014 – Employment Edition

Highlights of the September 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on overtime compensation, emotional distress damages, prevailing party fees and more.

June 2014 - Law Practice Management Edition

June 2014 – Law Practice Management Edition

Highlights of the June 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on law practice management, succession planning, reputation management and more.

The Business of Law

The Business of Law

Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business.