Month: August 2014

misnomer

Misnomer

I am one of those lawyers who believes in sharing my own story with my client, in part because I want each one to understand that we have something in common, and in part because it makes it easier for them to share with me. The following is one of the many true stories that …

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Why Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Services?

I have always been a trial lawyer.  (Well, since law school anyway!)  And I am, among other things, a family lawyer.  So, in the old days, I offered free divorces because it was an easy way for me to give back.  But after I spent a couple of years volunteering like this, I became dis-enamored with the …

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Problems Finding Pro Bono Collaborative Clients

We immediately ran into problems.  Not that finding clients who qualify for free services was difficult.  No, for sale we had an established local agency in our community intaking and qualifying needy individuals.  So, we simply solicited referrals there. However, I had naïvely expected that Bay Area Legal Services would send us prospective clients without hesitating.  Not so fast!  The first problem …

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