September 30th from 5:30PM - 7PM The Overlook (above the Port Workspace)
JANICE CHO, THE LAW OFFICES OF JANICE CHO Janice Cho holds a special place in the hearts of Legal Access Alameda staff, volunteers, and clients. Janice supports Legal Access Alameda in nearly every way possible. In addition to running her own family law and trust and estates firm, Janice has been a VLSC/Legal Access Board member since 2014. She served as Board President for 4 years from 2017-2020. She is also a rock star volunteer who was named Volunteer of the Year— Rising Star for her pro bono service in 2012. The Rising Star award is a special award given to volunteers new to our organization. She is an active family law volunteer for going on 10 years! Janice was instrumental in developing and championing our Family Law Day of Court (FLDOC) program and mentoring new family law volunteers including non-family law attorneys and paralegals, through the FLDOC program. She was also a presenter at the Legal Access family law training series in 2013 and 2014, and at the 2020 virtual family law boot camp. Janice’s firm, the Law Office of Janice Cho has been a Guardian of Justice, our highest level of supporter, since 2014! This year her firm is not only a Guardian of Justice, but is also a Justice for All event sponsor. Janice will also be joining the ACBA Board in 2022! Thank you for all you do Janice, we’re proud to have you on our team.
JUSTICE JAMES LAMBDEN, ADR SERVICES, INC. Justice James Lambden is another long-time supporter of pro bono in Alameda County. He was instrumental in creating the original Alameda County Bar Foundation which set up an endowment for the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) and later transferred all assets to VLSC. More recently, Justice Lambden was a board member from 2015-2018 and a Guardian of Justice as an individual since 2015. He has also been a Justice for All sponsor since 2019, and generously donated his paintings to our silent auction. Thank you for your steadfast support Justice Lambden, we certainly wouldn’t be the organization we are today without you.
PRESIDENT Julie Batz Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP
VICE PRESIDENT Phyllis Solomon Foresite Capital
DIRECTORS Hilarie Atkisson Fenwick & West LLP Joanna Barron ADR Services, Inc. Megan Burns Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm Janice Cho Law Offices of Janice Cho Jessica de Leon JAMS Carolyn Henel Roisman Henel + Adams LLP
SECRETARY-TREASURER Shannon Clawson Olgetree Deakins
Judge Élan Consuella Lambert State of California Judge Michael Markman Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Maya Markovich Nextlaw Labs | Dentons Jani Matsui Aiken Welch Court Reporters Omonigho Oiyemhonlan Earthjustice
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Legal Access Alameda (Legal Access) is the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association. Our team of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students provide free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County through virtual monthly legal clinics in a range of areas of law. At Legal Access, we are committed to bridging the justice gap for those in our community who cannot afford an attorney. We strongly believe that a person's access to justice should not be determined by their income. Our work is supported by generous volunteers and donors like you. During the pandemic our staff worked quickly to move our clinics to the phone, BlueJeans, and Zoom. To get involved with one of our remote clinics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Legal Assistance Saturday Program (CLASP): Provides general legal information for anyone that attends. Attorneys, paralegals, and law school students assist clients in a wide range of legal areas. Oakland General Family Law: Gives broad family law advice assistance including dissolutions, child custody, visitation, child support and spousal support. Volunteers complete judicial council forms and educate the client on how to proceed in court. Spanish Family Law - with Centro legal de la Raza: Gives broad family law advice including dissolutions, child custody, visitation, and child support. Lawyers in the Library: a partnership with local public libraries. Virtual consultations with attorneys in all areas of law. Family Law Day of Court - with the Superior Court and the Self-Help Center: This clinic offers procedural assistance with family law cases after a case has been filed. Volunteers help with steps of a case, from service to final judgments. Family Law Status Conference Clinic - with the Superior Court and the SelfHelp Center: Volunteers offer procedural assistance with family law cases after a case has been filed. Assistance with steps of a case, from service to final judgments.
Property Transfer Clinic: Volunteers help with Real Estate issues and Estate Planning. Free Legal Answers: Volunteer attorneys from all over the state answer questions about all areas of law related to the COVID-19 pandemic or natural disasters in their spare time. Shriver Housing Clinic: Volunteers assist low-income landlords in settlement negotiations in unlawful detainer cases. Shriver Custody Project: Volunteer attorneys represent family law pro se litigants at short cause hearings involving child custody and visitation. Involves day of court limited scope representation. Ch. 7 Bankruptcy: Volunteers give general information on the procedure of bankruptcy, alternatives to bankruptcy, who can file, where and how to proceed, and short consultations about client’s individual situation. Ch. 7 Bankruptcy Form Completion: By appointment, volunteer attorneys complete bankruptcy filing forms and schedules on behalf of pro per clients.
Guardians of Justice are firms, local businesses, solo practitioners, and individuals who make an annual commitment at the highest level to help Legal Access bridge the justice gap in our community. Thank you for your support!