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The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County joins the rest of the nation in observing the National Pro Bono Celebration, taking place October 19-26, 2014.
Instituted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono because of the increasing need for pro bono services, the goals include recruiting more pro bono volunteers and recognizing the pro bono efforts of America's lawyers. Now in its fifth year, the Celebration has produced an unprecedented response on the part of attorneys to meet this demand--a demand that continues to grow.
What People are Saying About Legal Aid...
My law firm and I have worked directly with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County for many years. The staff attorneys are excellent. Not only are they very knowledgeable but they mentor and assist the volunteer attorneys. My volunteer experience has been very rewarding and I would strongly encourage other legal professionals in the area to work with this organization. - Legal Aid Volunteer
I had a friend who ended up in a homeless shelter for a variety of financial, physical and personal issues. This person was disabled and could not work. He had applied for early social security and was denied 3 times. It was only when the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County visited the homeless shelter, that he was able to get the assistance he needed to appeal the Social Security decision. This friend did win the appeal. He was able to leave the homeless shelter and move into his own place. This person is in a safe home, receiving Medicare for his disability and in a much better place. Thanks a bunch! Thank you Legal Aid for the great work! - Friend of a Legal Aid Client
I have been volunteering in the Share of Cost Clinic organized by the Legal Aid Society for years. It is a very well organized program, with good training and training refreshers at the beginning of every clinic. There are always attorneys around to help with questions you have as they come up. I would definitely encourage others to work with this great nonprofit organization. - Legal Aid Volunteer