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Bay Area lawyers serving the public good.

Welcome Volunteers

Put Your Skills to Good Use.
Help Someone Break the Cycle of Poverty.

Welcome! If you are an attorney, hands-on volunteer opportunities are waiting for you.

You can be instrumental in providing crucial legal services to low-income, indigent and homeless families and individuals throughout the Bay Area.

It's easy to start volunteering now:

Learn about different pro bono opportunities throughout the Bay Area by clicking on a link on your right-hand side of this page -->


Search pro bono opportunities based on areas of interest in the Bay Area in Pro Bono Programs Guide

Attend a free training in your area of interest. Visit the training calendar to see what is coming up or happening this week!

Through the Justice & Diversity Center's Pro Bono Legal Service Program (JDC), all volunteers receive:

  • Free MCLE accredited training: JDC offers MCLE-accredited trainings in almost all of its pro bono projects areas. The trainings are free in return for a commitment to providing pro bono assistance to at least two clients in need in the next 12 months. Trainings offer an opportunity to learn a new area of law and develop new areas of expertise.
  • Comprehensive training manuals: In areas such as Eviction Defense and Family Law.
  • Mentoring opportunities: Staff and highly experienced volunteers are available to act as mentors to volunteers while they are working with a client.
  • Access to all resources in their practice area

What is JDC?
We are a nonprofit program of the Bar Association of San Francisco, created to provide pro bono legal services to low-income San Francisco families and individuals.

Contact Us:
If you would like more information about volunteering at JDC, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
415.782.9000 x 8759

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