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Family Law Day of Court Clinic Training

Friday April 12 -
Friday April 19 2013

  • By: Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Self-Help Services
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    'The same training is offered in Hayward on 4/12 and in Oakland on 4/19. Attendance at only one is required. See reg form for details.
    70 Washington Street, Suite 200
    Oakland, CA
  • Contact:
    Elizabeth Hom
    Alameda County Bar Assn Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
    5103022216
  • Website: www.acbanet.org

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 and referrals, and assist with certain procedural issues such as service of process. Through these clinics, more than 1,000 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. This training will prepare attorneys to volunteer at this clinic.

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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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