Capital Pro Bono

Capital Pro Bono, formerly the VLSP of Northern California, was founded in 1981 and serves the low income residents of Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, Placer and El Dorado counties through the use of volunteer legal professionals (lawyers, paralegals, law students and interpreters). We assist the indigent with a variety of legal problems, as listed on our web site:

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Life Planning
  • Populations Served: Elderly, General Public, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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