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December 2016 – Pro Bono Issue

December 2016 Pro Bono Issue Contra Costa Lawyer   View online or download [1 MB] Highlights from the October issue, guest-edited by Samantha Sepehr Features: Local Corporations Step Up to Provide Unique Pro Bono Legal Service in Contra Costa County,  by Verna Haas The Big 5-0, by Noland Armstrong Second Annual Pro Bono Expo, by Steve Derby If it’s […]

Unique partnership between AIG and Contra Costa Senior Legal Services in Concord California

Local Corporations Step Up to Provide Unique Pro Bono Legal Services in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) is celebrating its 40th year of providing free legal services to older residents of our county. The nonprofit organization expects to provide services to a record 1,200 clients this year with a small staff of in-house attorneys and a veritable army of dedicated volunteer attorneys. Under CCSLS’ supervision, these […]

Second Annual Pro Bono Expo

Second Annual Pro Bono Expo

The eight organizations at the event offered a wide variety of opportunities for new attorneys who just passed the bar to more “seasoned” lawyers looking to mentor a young attorney or just spend a bit of time each month giving back to the community.

Pro Bono Services: Why, When and How

Pro Bono Services: Why, When and How

Why provide pro bono service? You will enjoy the variety of people you will meet, and you’ll sleep better at night. But still we ask “What’s in it for me?

Join us for the Pro Bono Expo November 3

Interested in Pro Bono opportunities in Contra Costa County but don’t know what is available? Join us for a Pro Bono Expo in Walnut Creek. We’ll provide appetizers, beer, wine and soda and most importantly – access to the non-profits that need your assistance! You’ll have the chance to speak to legal service providers from […]

PRO BONO EXPO

How You Can Help Our Community: Pro Bono in Contra Costa Are you interested in pro bono opportunities in Contra Costa County, but don’t know what is available? Join us for the Pro Bono Expo on November 3, 2016, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. […]

Pro Bono Spotlight: Spojmie Nasiri

Pro Bono Spotlight: Spojmie Nasiri

I migrated to the United States in the 1980s as a refugee from Afghanistan. As a result of my childhood experiences, I have always wanted to pay it forward, as the saying goes.

Pro Bono Mixer [photos]

Pro Bono Mixer [photos]

Attendees had the opportunity to speak with local legal service providers in need of pro bono lawyers.

Pro Bono Focus: Referral Panel for Artists

Pro Bono Focus: Referral Panel for Artists

California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping artists utilize and navigate through the legal system. Specifically for arts-related issues, CLA offers a lawyer referral service.

How You Can Help Our Community: Pro Bono in Contra Costa

How You Can Help Our Community: Pro Bono in Contra Costa

Are you interested in pro bono opportunities in Contra Costa County, but don’t know what is available? Join us for a Pro Bono Mixer on October 28, 2015.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

Our quarterly Pro Bono Spotlight is a chance to recognize and thank those individuals who help allow basic services and justice to remain accessible. We will accept nominations on an ongoing basis.

Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

Contra Costa’s New Pro Bono Wills Clinic

This new service provides free simple wills, Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney to low-income residents ages 60 and over.

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.