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Legal Center for the Elderly & Disabled

Description: The Legal Center provides services to seniors (60+) and low-income, permanently disabled people, mainly offering direct representation and other civil legal services to clients, but also limited community education, legislative advocacy, and occasional class representation. Pro Bono Opportunities: Primary needs are for licensed attorneys to help "triage" requests for service from potential clients by acting as a volunteer "attorney-of-the-day". This person digests information from potential client intakes, and either gets more pertinent information, provides counsel and advice and/or attempts to resolve the potential client's problem. Acting as pro bono co-counsel of lead counsel also possible. Please contact the program directly for more information.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
  • Populations Served: Elderly, Persons with Disabilities
  • 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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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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