We specialize in issues related to affordable housing, utilities, access to health care, seniors` rights and retirement, consumer assistance, education and civil rights. In 2018, ACSC supported more than 17,900 customers in need. In terms of systemic advocacy, to cite just one example, ACSNC successfully passed Paratransit v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, 59 Cal. 4th 551 (2014), a California Supreme Court decision that helps countless unemployed people get the unemployment benefits to which they are legally entitled. Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) began in 1956 as the Legal Aid Society of Sacramento County. Over the past 63 years, we have expanded our service area to 23 counties in Northern California, serving our customers through eight field offices and two dedicated programs. ACSNC`s mission is to empower its low-income, disabled and elderly clients to identify and overcome the causes and effects of poverty. We provide essential, high-quality civil law services to tens of thousands of needy and vulnerable individuals and families, while engaging in complex and sophisticated advocacy – through litigation, legislation, administrative advocacy and community development work – which has a significant positive impact on our entire client community.
Acknowledgements: The creation of the list of referrals to legal services was conducted under the direction of the Community-Oriented Judicial Planning Committee of the Superior Court of California, Sacramento County. The Committee would like to thank Volunteer Legal Services, the Community Services Planning Council and the McGeorge School of Law for their contributions to the preparation of this list. The Committee would also like to pay special tribute to Vicki Jacobs, Manager of the Voluntary Legal Services Program, for her continued support. McGeorge students also participate in the Justice Bus project once during the school year. The Justice Bus supports pro bono representation throughout Northern California and requires the one-day commitment to travel to an underserved location to provide legal assistance. Volunteer lawyers are invited to join McGeorge students in providing pro bono services as part of this OneJustice project. For more information, please contact Molly Stafford, email@example.com. California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a California State Bar Certified Legal Reference and Information Service (LRIS) that has been serving the creative arts scene in California since 1974.
CLA brings together well-controlled clients with highly qualified lawyers selected from its LRIS panel. Lawyers can join CLA`s LRIS panel by applying for membership and meeting LRIS membership requirements that meet the California State Bar certification standards as outlined in the Business & Professions Code. Lawyers can also accept regular legal recommendations. CLA`s LRIS addresses four types of legal references: (1) Regular, (2) Pro Bono, (3) Modest Means, and (4) the California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP). On the state bar website, there is a page dedicated to pro bono legal services with links and useful information: www.calbar.ca.gov/Access-to-Justice/Pro-Bono For several years, the court has needed lawyers to give of their time in representing detainee plaintiffs in trials against conditions of detention or the allegation of unconstitutional treatment under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In recent years, the Court has been confronted with an increasing number of such acts of imprisonment, which required the assistance of a defence lawyer. Lawyers are appointed in accordance with General Ordinance 558, which also defines the procedures for the reimbursement of expenses for appointed lawyers.
Our mission is to ensure access to justice for low-income people by employing volunteers who provide volunteer help and educating clients about the law to improve their knowledge and self-sufficiency. Become an in-house volunteer to help clients during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in one of our three downtown Sacramento office buildings or in our Woodland or Auburn offices. These internships require a commitment of at least 4 hours per week for at least 3 months. Volunteers can work on a variety of tasks determined by the needs of the office, including conducting intake interviews, legal research and writing, advising, representing clients in ongoing cases, and helping to build community. Depending on current opportunities, AcSOC`s internal volunteers may work on cases in a specific problem area or on cases that cover a variety of areas. We help low-income residents of the Sacramento area with their civil law issues. PWCB offices are available to volunteers for client meetings, and we often have paralegal, interpretation and pro bono notary services available. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer lawyer at PWCB, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in. PWCB has an ongoing need for volunteer interpreters to assist lawyers in direct representation cases and to assist in our pro-per clinics. You don`t need to be certified by the court to help you.
If you are interested in volunteering as an interpreter at PWCB, please email us at email@example.com indicating your interests and the language(s) you speak. The ABA`s Professional Conduct Model 6.1 essentially defines pro bono legal work as (a) free or significantly reduced legal work for nonprofits or individuals with limited resources, or (b) volunteering for organizations that improve the legal system or access to justice. The California State Bar Board of Governors uses a similar definition. Committee members are expected to process at least one case every three years. As a general rule, the Court would only assign cases where the inmate had already survived summary judgment or where the legal significance or difficulty of the summary judgment issues was obvious. In most cases, the discovery would be closed and, for no good reason to reopen it, it would remain closed. Therefore, representation in any of these cases should require a relatively low cost and time. While most CASA volunteers are not members of the Bar Association, lawyers can leverage their legal skills to advocate for children.
· Legal advice and preparation of forms in our pro-per clinics or by phone In 2009, the court began to appoint pro bono lawyers in some cases for various limited purposes and not for the duration of the case. The court uses these appointments with limited purpose in cases where the prose detainee needs help with a particular part of the dispute, but is usually able to handle the case as a whole on his own. Appointments with limited purpose may include, but are not limited to, the preparation of an amended complaint, the completion of examination for discovery, the rejection of a disposition request, or the appearance of a settlement hearing or conference. The Sacramento County Bar Association & Foundation encourages lawyers to provide pro bono legal services or volunteer at community events. Sacramento lawyers are involved in a variety of pro bono projects and there are many ways to get involved. The areas of law offered by PWCB may change over time. The latest information can be found on our website under www.capitalprobono.org. Examples of the areas we usually cover include Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Collection Protection, Employment, Wills and Powers of Attorney, Guardianship of Minors, Probate and Family Law.
For orientation, you can let employees know that you are interested in volunteering in the legal department. We have the opportunity to participate in legal workshops, help clients with forms and generally help in our law firm. If you would like to be included in our list of recommendations for lawyers handling family law or pro bono injunction cases, please contact the Director of Legal Services, Allison Kephart, at firstname.lastname@example.org The Pro Bono Committee promotes pro bono work in the Sacramento legal community by providing information about volunteer opportunities and volunteer recognition. Please contact the Chair if you are interested in serving on the Committee. Capital Pro Bono (CPB), formerly the Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP), has been providing free assistance to low-income individuals in the Sacramento area with many types of civil law matters since 1981. CPB is jointly sponsored by the Sacramento County Bar Association and Northern California Legal Services and is the primary source of pro bono civil support in the Sacramento area. McGeorge and UC Davis work together once a semester on a Federal Court Professional Help Day. Attorneys are needed to work with law students to provide limited advice to pro-se litigants with pending or expected cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Advice is limited to legal aid and some advice on the next steps that parties to the proceedings should consider in their litigation. One-hour training is required.
For more information, please contact Mary-Beth Moylan, email@example.com. O. Box 278383Sacramento, CA 95827-8383www.sacramentocasa.orgPhone: (916) 875-6460E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Become a case referent Volunteer Case reference Volunteers support clients remotely by working on a case or research project related to an area where we lack substantial expertise or resources to work on the case due to other time constraints. In these situations, we will contact you directly through the pro bono case or order and provide you with sufficient information to perform a conflict check. It`s always your decision to accept the job.