Pro Bono News & Events


The Domestic Violence Collaborative Pro Bono Project of San Mateo County

Help low-income domestic violence survivors get essential protective orders to escape the violence and create a safe environment for their children by providing limited scope pro bono representation at their permanent restraining order hearings.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm

Where: Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, 201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 500, Redwood City (MCLE credit will be given)

Pro Bono Referral Process:
Self-represented domestic violence survivors prepare and receive an ex parte Temporary Restraining Order through Bay Area Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic. Pro bono attorneys receive a copy of all legal pleadings and supporting information approximately two weeks before the scheduled hearing (in Redwood City every Wednesday at 9 a.m. and alternating Fridays in SSF and Redwood City at 9 a.m.) from Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.

Support for all Pro Bono Cases includes: MCLE training; malpractice insurance; and mentorship from experienced family law attorneys.

How to sign up: Registration is required. Please contact Janet Seldon, Director of Pro Bono, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County at

(l-r) Janet Seldon, Leticia Toledo

(l-r) Janet Seldon, Leticia Toledo

Congratulations to Board Member Leticia Toledo

Congrats to extraordinary pro bono and Board member Leticia Toledo, who received the Legal Aid Association of California's (LAAC) Award of Merit in the Volunteer/Board Member category at the LAAC Luncheon this week. Joining her for the presentation was Legal Aid Director of Pro Bono Janet Seldon, who nominated Leticia for the award.

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