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Legal Aid of Sonoma County *

  • Location:
    1105 N. Dutton Ave
    Suite B
    Santa Rosa 95401
  • Phone: (707) 542-1290
  • Fax: (707) 542-0177
  • Website: http://legalaidsc.org/

Organization Description:

Legal Aid of Sonoma County's mission is to reduce the number of women, children and families in Sonoma County who are physically and emotionally abused, lack stable homes, and lack the means to support themselves.

LASC provides assistance to low-income families and individuals primarily in family law matters and eviction defense. LASC's programs include: Community Education Workshops, Court Preparation Workshop, Pro Bono Referral Panel, Home Loss Prevention Project, Information and Referral Program, Welfare to Work Project, Services for Domestic Violence Victims, and Crisis Legal Advocacy Center. Volunteer attorneys provide unbundled and full representation, edvice and community education presentations. Experienced volunteers mentor new practitioners.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Sonoma
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Housing
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • 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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Volunteer Profile

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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