California Disaster Legal Services – Disaster Legal Assistance
DLAC is a coalition of organizations and law firms in Northern California working together to offer free legal services to the communities in the aftermath of natural disasters. Survivors of disasters such as wildfires face a wide variety of legal and financial needs ranging from insurance claim assistance to requests for government programs such as FEMA assistance.
Why our neighbors need your help:
Survivors of natural disasters face a wide array of overwhelming legal problems, all hitting them at once. “Do I have to pay the rent if my apartment is uninhabitable, or make car payments if the car is destroyed? FEMA denied my request for benefits and I need help appealing it. My insurance company keeps asking me for more documents.” These problems, and more, are legal problems and have legal answers. Be a part of the answer.
Volunteers Needed to Help First Responders
The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) is looking for volunteers to provide help for health care workers and first responders in completing statutory wills, statutory powers of attorney (for property) and health care directives. Volunteers will be trained and an attorney with expertise in this area of law will be available to help with questions that you cannot answer. Please email Mari Bandoma Callado at [email protected] for more information and to volunteer.
Contra Costa County CASA
What is a CASA volunteer?
A CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is appointed to a child or sibling group by a court order of the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court.
The goal of a CASA is to prevent abused and neglected children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system.
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services
CCSLS is a private, non-profit agency that provides free legal services to seniors 60 years of age and older. Its services cover civil legal matters such as housing, income maintenance, elder abuse, and consumer protection.
CCSLS seeks to provide the broadest possible access to its services in order to resolve legal problems that adversely affect basic needs associated with advancing age. They give priority to cases in those areas of law particularly relevant to the needs of the elderly and not otherwise addressed by other legal services programs.
CCSLS currently serves approximately 1,000 seniors per year with direct legal services, and an additional 600 through our outreach and educational programs.
East Bay Community Foundation
COVID-19 Fund. Just East Bay Response Fund
Hosted by the East Bay Community Foundation, COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations addressing the economic impact of the broader COVID-19 outbreak, including the immediate needs of communities and organizations affected by coronavirus-related closures. The Fund helps expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as …
Social Justice Collaborative (SJC)
SJC is looking for attorneys for their Unaccompanied Minor Pro Bono Program, which seeks to increase representation of minors who are fleeing violence or other harm in their home countries. SJC seeks a diverse range of attorneys from solo to mid-size practitioners, as well as large firm counsel who want to support a vulnerable minor going through removal proceedings. Removal is an administrative adversarial process whereby the US government is actively seeking to remove a minor from the United States. The assistance of a pro bono attorney will dramatically affect each minor for the rest of their lives in the United States and potentially help family members as well.