The Pro Bono Project has spent many years filling in the gaps in legal services to the low-income residents of Silicon Valley and making access to justice available to our community.
We offer up to 15 clinics each week with support from our local libraries and various community-based organizations. Community members are able to speak with an attorney and get legal information and potential resources on how to accomplish their legal needs.
Pro Bono Project has identified the most common legal problems which callers ask about in our general clinics, and so we created clinics designed to specifically address those topics. This summer, the Pro Bono Project established three new "focused" clinics--one for clients with wills, trusts, and probate questions; a clinic for domestic violence survivors with immigration issues; and an expungement clinic.
Our YouTube Channel is thriving and our virtual presentations at the Elmwood Jail Facility are well-received, resulting in an increase in applications for legal services. Meanwhile, we continue to represent domestic violence survivors in their child custody and restraining order matters. As we enter into fall, we continue to embrace the "new normal," finding more ways to support our community and ensure equal access to justice.
Yours in Service,
The Pro Bono Project Team