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Legal Aid of Sonoma County *

Organization Description:

Legal Aid of Sonoma County's mission is to reduce the number of women, children and families in Sonoma County who are physically and emotionally abused, lack stable homes, and lack the means to support themselves.

LASC provides assistance to low-income families and individuals primarily in family law matters and eviction defense. LASC's programs include: Community Education Workshops, Court Preparation Workshop, Pro Bono Referral Panel, Home Loss Prevention Project, Information and Referral Program, Welfare to Work Project, Services for Domestic Violence Victims, and Crisis Legal Advocacy Center. Volunteer attorneys provide unbundled and full representation, edvice and community education presentations. Experienced volunteers mentor new practitioners.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Sonoma
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Housing
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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James Mason is an associate attorney in Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Minneapolis office. He volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) in its criminal expungement workshop. At the workshops, volunteer attorneys like James help people complete the lengthy and detailed court pleadings required for expungement using the HotDocs assembly tool hosted on ProJusticeMN.org. READ MORE

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