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Pro Bono Program

 

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Pro Bono Program

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The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. (LASSD) Pro Bono Program staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing equal access to justice to poor people through a wide range of quality legal services. 

The LASSD Pro Bono Program staff and volunteers provide legal assistance in various areas of law, including health, powers of attorney, conservatorships, family, housing, special education, immigration, consumer, youth and family mediation, peer mediation, school discipline and corporate assistance to non-profit organizations. 

We provide these services at different locations accessible to the low income and ethnic communities that we serve. The LASSD Pro Bono Program has legal clinics in family law, domestic violence, housing and youth law in locations throughout San Diego County.

Also, we give community education presentations in many of the areas of law in which we practice. The LASSD Pro Bono Program provides all training and also mentors its over 1,000 volunteers, attorneys and non-attorneys. From 2005-2006 the LASSD Pro Bono Program provided legal advice to nearly 8,000 clients, gave facilitator-like assistance to an additional 3,000 people and provided community education to thousands more.

In 2002, pro bono volunteers contributed legal services worth about $2,500,000. Staff and volunteers have provided nearly 17,500 hours of legal services to Legal Aid Society of San Diego clients.

In collaboration with:

La Raza Lawyers of San Diego

Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

Pan-Asian Lawyers of San Diego

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association


These organizations received awards for outstanding service:

California Western School of Law

Southwestern Community College

University of San Diego Paralegal Program

Heller Ehrman LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

QUALCOMM, Inc.

La Raza Lawyers of San Diego

Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

Pan-Asian Lawyers of San Diego

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

San Diego City Schools Race Human Relations Department

 
 

 

"Partially funded by the City of San Diego Community and Economic Development Department"  

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