The purpose of this all day training is to prepare new volunteers to provide legal assistance to low-income clients of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Center). The day will be spent understanding the work performed by volunteers and learning the fundamentals of family law practice at the Center. The sessions will focus on issues arising for very low-income family law litigants and the strategies and methods developed to help them.
At this interactive program, new volunteers will:
- Review and become familiar with some family law concepts, forms, and laws that pertain to Center clients and their cases;
- Observe and discuss a mock initial client interview similar to those at the Center;
- Learn and better understand the roles volunteers play at the Center, expectations about their service to clients, and Center operations; and
- Interact with experienced volunteers, Center staff and new participants to become a member of the Center's team.
The Center's well-regarded publication
CA Family Law Basics
will be available for purchase by program participants.
About Our Speakers and Trainers
The program will be taught by dedicated volunteer lawyers, both long-time practitioners and those relatively new to the profession, who have provided many hours of service to the Center. They will be joined by the Center's staff attorneys who will be providing guidance and familiarity about all aspects of the Center's practice.
*Agenda subject to change