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Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk: How Do You Give Back to the Community?

Coffee Talk is a regular feature of the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. We asked a short question related to the Pro Bono theme and responses are published in the Contra Costa Lawyer magazine. The following responses were sent in from members of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. This year my office represented a woman from […]

Inside: The Gift of Time

Inside: The Gift of Time

Have you ever thought about what would have happened to your clients had they not had the money to pay you for your work? Where do you think they would be now?

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 Mixer [photos]

Pro Bono Mixer [photos]

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

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.

July 2015 - Employment Law Edition

July 2015 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Employment Law edition include articles on updated California workplace regulations, unpaid interns, BYOD and more.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.