California Lawyers Association

Sign Up for These Easy, Remote Pro Bono Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to join CLA’s new Pro Bono opportunity: California’s Free Legal Answers platform*, a virtual legal advice clinic that answers questions from low income Californians on a variety of employment, housing and family issues caused by COVID-19 and now the recent Northern California wildfires.

Free Legal Answers California is a collaboration between the California Lawyers Association, Legal Access Alameda, Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative and ABA and offers you an unique opportunity to do brief pro bono at a time that works for you – before breakfast, when the baby is falling asleep, during a break in your meeting schedule or on the weekend. We provide training, expert oversight and malpractice insurance, so you make a real difference.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to draft questions to be reviewed, and “expert” attorneys* in real property, employment and family issues to review volunteer answers. You will have the chance to sign up for particular days and weeks that work for your schedule and all training is offered online for those who are not signing up as experts.** Learn more about the Free Legal Answers program and sign up.

To discuss this program in more detail, please reach out to Ellen Miller, Associate Executive Director – Initiatives and External Relations at 916-873-6809 or Ellen.Miller@calawyers.org

*Expert attorneys are those with at least 10 years of experience as family law, labor/employment and real property practitioners and/or Certified Family Law Specialists. 

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