When it comes to promoting justice, the State Bar is at the vanguard, urging attorneys to give their time and resources to help the most vulnerable in California. In volunteering, lawyers can find a community of like-minded attorneys who want to advance the cause of justice while helping those who can’t afford legal representation.
Attorneys can help in this effort in several ways.
● Learn about pro bono opportunities
● See free training events that can teach you to help people facing legal challenges
Find workshops that teach attorneys to help low-income tenants or immigrants facing deportation.
● Donate to groups that work for justice
Funds go to organizations that help people who cannot represent themselves and others that work to create access to justice.
● Serve as a special master
Find out more about the people who help peace officers conduct searches for documentary evidence under the control of attorneys, physicians, psychotherapists and clergy members.
● Apply for an appointment to a State Bar committee or commission
Dozens of groups need volunteers to serve on committees that advise the State Bar on a variety of issues, including managing the fund that reimburses consumers for money because of an attorney’s theft, increasing access to justice in California and overseeing the distribution of legal aid grants.