Nine Silicon Valley legal charities are coming together to jointly offer a Pro Bono Training Day for attorneys who are interested in providing pro bono legal services. Most legal charities put volunteers through subject-matter training to prepare them for the type of cases they will work on. Participants in the Pro Bono Training Day can satisfy training requirements for multiple organizations at once while learning about pro bono opportunities available through the participating charities. Topics to be covered include housing, family law, immigration, and seniors/youth.
The event will take place on October 27 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. 3.0 hours of MCLE credit will be offered, including one hour of “elimination of bias” credit. A barbecue will follow the training sessions. For more information or to register, visit http://www.thecampaignsv.org/participate.aspx.
The Campaign for Legal Services is organizing the event. The other participating charities include Asian Law Alliance, Bay Area Legal Aid, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Pro Bono Project, and Senior Adults Legal Assistance.