Equal Access

Materials for Providers of Legal Self-Help Service

Pro Bono and Volunteers

“Pro bono publico - ‘for the public good’ - not just in the sense of professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, but in the sense of a public service to those who are unable to afford the services of skilled professionals. It is a noble and necessary calling for all attorneys.”

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Volunteer Resources

ABA Pro Bono Materials (Prepared by the ABA )

Renewing our Commitment to Pro Bono: Tools for Local & Specialty Bar Associations

JusticeCorps (Funded through an AmeriCorps grant)

Volunteer Program Training Materials

Intern & VolunteerTraining Manual (Rev. 7/2011) Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo.

Domestic Violence Calendar Protocol for Volunteers (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo)

Ventura Self-Help Legal Access Center Volunteer Training Manual (Rev. 2/08/2006) (Prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center)

Volunteer Handbook - San Francisco Superior Court Assisting Court Customers with Educational and Self-Help Services (ACCESS) Center (Prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center)

Family Law Facilitator Office Rules (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino)

A Guide for volunteers and interns (Prepared by the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County.)

Paralegal Manual, San Francisco Probate Court, Self-Represented Guardianship Program (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )

Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) Training Manual (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Advanced Guardianship Training Manual (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Handbook for the San Francisco Superior Court ACCESS Volunteers (Prepared for the 2010 California Conference on Self-Represented Litigants)