A majority of family law litigants do not have an attorney and cannot afford one, even though their cases often involve life-changing decisions about custody of their children. VLSC partners with the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, Self-help Services to hold the Family Law Day of Court clinics to assist self-represented family law litigants in Alameda County. At our weekly clinics, volunteers prepare Findings and Orders after Hearing so that the self-represented litigants leave the courtroom on the day of their hearing with signed enforceable orders in hand. Volunteers also provide information, referrals and assist with certain procedural issues such as service of process. Through these clinics, more than 1000 pro per litigants are served each year in Alameda County.
This training will cover common legal issues faced by clients representing themselves in family law court, including preparing Findings and Orders After Hearing, Reissuance, Issues of Service and Custody and Visitation. The training will prepare attorneys to volunteer at this clinic. The training is offered for free to attorneys that commit to volunteer in six clinics over the next year. Please click here to complete the registration form.