As our communities reopen, Pro Bono Project remains focused on providing free legal advice, limited scope representation, and / or legal information to low income domestic violence survivors, currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as other indigent community members in need of our services.
We are excited to introduce new projects such as our YouTube channel, our Reentry Phone-In Clinic, and other expanding community legal clinics throughout Santa Clara County. Every day, our staff and volunteer attorneys encounter issues such as child custody and visitation, domestic violence, expungement, divorce, basic wills and trusts, contracts, landlord-tenant, law enforcement misconduct, and mental health challenges. Seven years ago, Pro Bono Project developed Virtual Legal Services in order to increase legal help for all. This impacted our community centers, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and Santa Clara County's family court. Since Covid, the push into the virtual space has increased the demand for legal information and advocacy, and we are fortunate to be experienced and in a great position to be able to provide that valuable service.
We are very happy that our virtual presentations at the Elmwood Correctional Facility have resumed. As more of our population gets vaccinated, we hope to resume our in-person services while maintaining our system in the virtual space. We will remain dedicated to providing legal solutions to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. For many of us, it has been an honor to provide stability to people during these uncertain times.
Yours in Service,
The Pro Bono Project Team