Domestic Violence Project: Volunteers Needed to Help Victims
The project operates at two Superior Court locations: downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. The majority of the project’s funding comes from the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, enabling the project to provide its services. For information about the Foundation, contact Linda Stude at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a volunteer. To become a volunteer with the project:
• No previous experience in this area of law is necessary.
• Volunteers attend one evening training session, which provides 3 hours of CLE credit.
• Attorneys volunteer a minimum of three hours (one half-day) per month for one year; law students volunteer six hours per month for six months. The project is a joint effort with the Los Angeles Superior Court (which provides space for the project, parking for volunteers, and assistance with the volunteer trainings).
• No ongoing representation is required.
When you become a volunteer, you can gain expertise in an area of family law. At the same time, through the commitment of new volunteers working alongside longtime project veterans, the project can continue to help protect victims and their children as well as sexually abused minors and abused elderly persons.