The Pro Bona Services Section supports the FCBA's Pro Bono Resolution, which "Urges all attorneys to devote a reasonable amount of time to provide...legal services without expectation of compensation." The Section encourages pro bono casework, organizes MCLE training luncheons, and publicly recognizes legal volunteers (Liberty Bell Award, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month). There is no fee for section membership.
Section members donate pro bono legal services through the Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP) of Central California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS), in such areas as; simple wills, domestic violence restraining orders, housing, consumer/employment, HIV/AIDS law, Homeless Veterans Stand Down, eligible non-profit organizations, and other civil legal matters. VLSP provides a variety of support services to its volunteer attorneys, including: free MCLE training, malpractice insurance, and staff support for pro bono cases.
Please join the efforts of the FCBA and CCLS/VLSP to provide access to justice through the delivery of pm bono legal services to low-income and elderly clients in Fresno County.