Two free legal clinics will be held in western Marin County this summer. The dates and locations of the clinics are as follows:
· Friday, July 12, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, California.
· Friday, July 25, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Tomales Town Hall, 27150 Maine Street, Tomales, California.
These free legal clinics are open to the general public, irrespective of income. Pro bono attorneys will be available to answer questions about a wide variety of legal issues, including housing, employment, consumer debt, and senior legal issues. Preference will be given to scheduled appointments. To schedule an appointment please call Legal Aid of Marin at (415) 492-0230 ext. 0. Walk-in appointments are available on a first to arrive basis, with no guarantee of service for late arrival.
The legal clinics will be held in partnership by Legal Aid of Marin, OneJustice, Fenwick & West LLP, and the Marin County Bar Association. The July 12th clinic is part of OneJustice’s award-winning Justice Bus® Project. The Justice Bus Project supports and expands the capacity of legal services organizations like Legal Aid of Marin to serve clients by connecting urban law student and attorney volunteers with rural, isolated, and underserved communities that need their help; and, by doing so, inspires Justice Bus volunteers to do pro bono work throughout their careers.
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OneJustice brings life-changing legal help to Californians in need. Millions of low-income veterans, seniors, families, and others face legal barriers to basic life necessities such as food, clean water, safe housing, freedom from violence, and access to medical care, education, and jobs. OneJustice supports a statewide network of nonprofit legal organizations, law firms, law schools, and businesses that work together to provide free legal assistance to hundreds of thousands of Californians every year. The OneJustice network works together to end needless suffering from solvable legal problems. Find out more about OneJustice and its programs at www.one-justice.org.
Legal Aid of Marin's mission is to provide access to the civil justice system through quality legal services, encompassing practical solutions, to low-income, vulnerable, and otherwise underserved residents of Marin County.
Legal Aid of Marin has served clients in Marin County for 55 years (since 1958) by providing high quality legal representation and advocacy, information, referral, advice, and community education. In particular, Legal Aid of Marin seeks to assist the most vulnerable residents, particularly with problems related to housing, wage and hour claims, consumer debt, child dependency, and issues concerning older adults.
Acting in a leadership role, Legal Aid of Marin works with a variety of community organizations, to improve conditions for those in greatest need. According to the 2000 Census Bureau, there were more than 56,300 persons with disabilities in Marin County and some 15,000 adults and children are homeless or at risk of imminent homelessness. For more information about Legal Aid of Marin, please visit www.legalaidmarin.org.