California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2018

  • Family Law

Why You Should Attend
Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help.  Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.

What You Will Learn
• Working with Pro Bono Low-Income Clients
• Family Law 101/Overview in Low-Income Family Law Cases
• Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation
• Child Custody and Visitation Procedure
• Obtaining Child and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases
• Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases
• Using California Family Law Judicial Council Forms
• How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement, Trial, Judgments

Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law clients in California (whether limited scope family law matters or full representation in a dissolution matter) would benefit from attending.  The program is appropriate for new attorneys and more experienced practitioners looking to volunteer with nonprofit legal services agencies who can provide ongoing mentorship and support.