JDC's Family Law Project

The Justice & Diversity Center's (JDC) Family Law Project assists low-income clients in San Francisco with family law matters such as dissolution of marriage, parentage actions, custody and support motions, restraining orders, and wills. The majority of requests for family law assistance are from clients seeking dissolution of marriage where there is at least one child. The Family Law Project also assists a significant number of single parents establish and enforce custody and visitation orders. Volunteer attorneys help clients obtain financial stability with support orders and security for their families.We also assist clients seeking annulments, legal separations, or those with an uncontested guardianship or conservatorship matter.

Through JDC, all volunteers receive:
  • Free MCLE-accredited training: JDC offers MCLE-accredited trainings in almost all of its pro bono projects areas. The trainings are free in return for a commitment to providing pro bono assistance to an agreed-upon number of JDC clients within the next year. Trainings offer an opportunity to learn a new area of law and develop new areas of expertise.
  • Comprehensive training materials: JDC volunteers have full access to our online library of manuals, forms, and other training materials
  • Mentorship opportunities: Staff and highly experienced volunteers are available to act as mentors to volunteers while they are working with a client.
  • Access to all probono.net resources in the Family Justice practice area.

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