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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.

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.

Spring is in the Air at Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Spring is in the Air at Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

In March 2014, Craig Nevin, president of the CCSLS Board of Directors, announced staff attorney Verna Haas as the new executive director.

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.

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.

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.

One Million Dollars in Food from the Bar

One Million Dollars in Food from the Bar

$1,000,000? That’s right! Next year, our Food from the Bar goal is to cross the one million dollar mark.

In 2013, our competitive food & fund drive benefiting the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank will be in its 22nd year. Since its inception, we have raised over $950,000 to help the Food Bank provide nutritious meals to the nearly 150,000 people the organization serves each month in our counties.

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.