Pro Bono Section
The Pro Bono Section brings together the legal services agencies, who serve thousands of poor individuals and families in Contra Costa County, and members of the private bar who want to use their valuable legal skills to help their community and promote access to justice. Pro Bono Section members include: newly admitted attorneys and those with many years of experience; solo practitioners; public interest attorneys; retirees, associates and partners in small and large local firms. The Section members and allies share a common passion for social justice and the desire to make a difference.
There is a broad range of pro bono opportunities available in Contra Costa County including: extended representation; limited scope representation or assistance [limited issue(s) or hearing(s)]; mentorship of volunteers or legal services advocates with an area of expertise; co-counsel; community education and training; and participation in a legal clinic or workshop. There are opportunities for everyone in a range of legal subjects. For most pro bono opportunies, the supervising legal services agency provides training and ongoing mentorship throughout the pro bono assistance.
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Increase your brand visibility or gain valuable legal experience when you give back to the community through pro bono work.
CCCBA helps many legal services providers in Northern California recruit pro bono attorneys. We have included the list here and take an active role in supporting each organization’s important work.
Members of the Public: Please note that if you are in need of pro bono resources you should contact your county's Bar Association. In Contra Costa County that number is: (925) 825-5700. The Contra Costa County Bar Association does not provide pro bono services, but may be able to refer you to an appropriate pro bono agency or organization that fits your legal need.
P.O. Box 4457
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 808-9445
P.O. Box 2521
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 439-8024