Every August, the finest local restaurants join the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) to present Dine Around for Justice, an event to raise funds to provide legal services for low-income people in Alameda County. These restaurants generously agree to donate 15% of one evening’s food and beverage revenue to support VLSC.Read More
Why do you volunteer with VLSC?
I’m a retired bankruptcy lawyer. When I retired, I knew I would need to get involved in something to keep myself from watching television all day. I also knew that a lot of low income debtors get their bankruptcy advice from non-attorneys and paralegals that not only charge to complete the paperwork, but who also don’t know enough to be giving out bankruptcy advice.
Volunteering for the bankruptcy clinic seemed like an obvious choice for putting my skills to work and keeping me busy. Read More
BALI provides a two-year program to help attorneys accelerate the launch of solo practices serving low-and middle-income clients in a wide spectrum of practice areas. Local communities benefit from increased access to affordable legal assistance. Attorneys benefit from a shared community and office space, free resources, mentoring and training in emerging best practices and technology.Read More