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Pro Bono Spotlight: Kathleen Day-Seiter

Pro Bono Spotlight: Kathleen Day-Seiter

The Pro Bono Committee of the Contra Costa County Bar Association is pleased to announce the quarterly Pro Bono Spotlight winner. The goal of the Pro Bono Spotlight is to recognize individuals in our community who are dedicated to improving civil legal aid and access to justice in our county. We are fortunate to have […]

Difficult Year Ahead and How You Can Help

Difficult Year Ahead and How You Can Help

From state legislation singling out transgender youth for harassment to a new presidential administration that has pledged to target Muslims, immigrants, people of color, women, people with disabilities and so many other members of our communities, we know that 2017 will be a difficult year for transgender people. Already, in the wake of Trump’s election, […]

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.

Legal Incubator Contra Costa County

An Update from the Front-Lines of Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator Program

The Lawyers for Family Justice legal incubator program at the Family Justice Center houses six incubator attorneys serving moderate and low-income clients in Contra Costa County

Advocating for Youth and Children in Foster Care

Advocating for Youth and Children in Foster Care

CASA currently serves close to 15 percent of the children and youth in foster care in Contra Costa County. You do not need to be a juvenile law attorney to be a CASA volunteer. In fact, volunteers come from all walks of life.

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.

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

We wanted to address the expanding law affecting children and families in a way that provided students both the necessary doctrinal law as well as the specialized practice skills so critical to a modern family practice.

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.