Pro Bono Boot Camp

Friday December 12

  • By: Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    1950 University Avenue
    4th Floor
    East Palo Alto, CA
  • Website:
  • Source: California

The Pro Bono Boot Camp will introduce attorneys to pro bono work by exposing the attorneys to various fields of pro bono and legal services practice where there are significant pro bono needs and by providing a basic level of training on how to represent individuals in need.

Free to attorneys agreeing to take one pro bono case in the next year. To attend the training at no charge, you must contact Angie Loyola mailto: All other attorneys, please see the pricing and registration below.

Introduction and Welcome: Chris Burdick, SCCBA Executive Director & General Counsel: Pro Bono Match

Panel 1: Representing Clients in Need-What to Expect

Peggy Stevenson, Interviewing and Communication Techniques in Pro Bono Cases
Aaron Myers, Howrey LLP, A Pro Bono Attorney's Perspective
Craig Acorn, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Representing Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
Kyra Kazantzis, Public Interest Law Firm, Moderator

Panel 2: Needs of and Legal Services for Families and Children

Julie Emede, Schlepphorst & Emede, Pro Bono Assistance in Guardianships
Trisha Vincent, San Mateo Legal Aid, Special Education Advocacy
TBD, Pro Bono Project, Domestic Violence and General Family Law Legal Issues
TBD, Legal Advocates for Children & Youth, Moderator

Panel 3: Legal Services to Secure Basic Life Necessities

Hilary Armstrong, AIDS Legal Services, General Legal Practice
Melissa Morris, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Preventing Eviction
TBD, Bay Area Legal Aid
Alison Brunner, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Moderator

Panel 4: Litigation and Impact Work

Annette Kirkham, Fair Housing Law Project, Fair Housing and Predatory Lending
James Zahradka, Public Interest Law Firm, Impact Litigation

New Admittees: $105.00 (SCCBA members 0-3 years in practice)
Members: $127.00
Non-Members: $165.00

Reservations or Cancellations Accepted Until December 10, 2008

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California as outlined below. The Santa Clara County Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Lunch will be provided.