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 […]
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?
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.
Attendees had the opportunity to speak with local legal service providers in need of pro bono lawyers.
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.
Highlights of the July 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Employment Law edition include articles on updated California workplace regulations, unpaid interns, BYOD and more.
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.
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.
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.
In March 2014, Craig Nevin, president of the CCSLS Board of Directors, announced staff attorney Verna Haas as the new executive director.
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.
This month we celebrate giving back to our community. Not surprisingly, our members serve others in more ways than we could have imagined.
CASA volunteers prevent children from becoming lost in an overburdened legal and child welfare system.