Pro Bono Project, San Jose CaPosted: May 13, 2011
The Pro Bono Project provides quality, caring representation to clients with
limited means in Santa Clara County. Pro Bono trains and mentors volunteer
attorneys to assist clients with divorce, child custody and child support
cases, as well as paternity and domestic violence issues. In addition to family
law, Pro Bono attorneys help clients enforce employment and consumer
foreclosure and bankruptcy rights, advise clients about filing small claims
and using the Superior Court Self Help Center.
The Pro Bono Project serves more than 2,000 clients each year.
Over 400 volunteer attorneys assist clients with family law matters including: divorce, child custody, child support cases, and guardian cases as well as paternity and domestic violence issues.
The Project helps in defending evictions. The volunteer attorneys prepare responses, provide negotiation with the landlord to attempt to settle the case and provide legal representation at eviction hearings.
The Project provides limited scope and self-representation help in the San Jose Federal Courthouse for US District Court cases.
Pro Bono attorneys also help our clients enforce employment and consumer rights, and advise clients about filing small claims and using the Superior Court Self Help Center.