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, […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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.
Attendees had the opportunity to speak with local legal service providers in need of pro bono lawyers.
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.
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.
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.
This new service provides free simple wills, Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney to low-income residents ages 60 and over.
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.
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.
The LAS-ELC offers low-income workers throughout California free and confidential information regarding their employment rights through its Workers’ Rights Clinic.