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. For more information on the next Training Session, please click here.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

WHERE: Morrison & Foerster, 755 Page Mill Road, Suite A10, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (MCLE credit will be given)

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

*The Domestic Violence collaborative is a partnership between Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, CORA and Bay Area Legal Aid.

Curious about representing a client in a domestic violence restraining order case? Are you handling a case or would like to this summer?

Join the Domestic Violence Collaborative* for a presentation about the Domestic Violence Prevention Act Calendar by San Mateo County’s Superior Court Commissioners: Hugo BorjaRachel HoltSusan JakubowskiCristina Mazzei

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:00 sharp – 1:00 pm

Courtroom 2M (on the second floor of the Superior Court)
400 County Center, Redwood City 94063
MCLE credit will be given

I was fortunate enough to assist an attorney with a pro bono matter from the Domestic Violence Collaborative. Although I have worked at various legal clinics in the past few years, this was my first experience specifically with domestic violence.

I was struck by how just a small amount of an attorney’s time can provide such meaningful and critical support to a client in navigating the court process and obtaining a just outcome.
— A 2018 Summer Associate

Please RSVP by June 11 to Janet B Seldon:

 *The Domestic Violence collaborative is a partnership between Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, CORA and Bay Area Legal Aid

(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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