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Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act

The Shriver Civil Counsel Act Implementation Committee is requesting Letters of Interest from qualified legal services organizations and their superior court partners in submitting a proposal for funding to provide legal representation in civil cases to qualified low income persons under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act.

A memorandum, letter of interest requirements and required attachments are provided below as application materials. A copy of the authorizing statute, AB 590 (Feuer), Stats. 2009 Ch. 457) is also provided.

If an agency does not submit a letter of interest it WILL NOT be eligible to submit a response to the RFP for funding that will be circulated later this fall. However, proposals, partners and projected budgets may be changed in response to the RFP.


Letter of Interest

Attachment A - Budget

Attachment B - Questionnaire

AB 590 Bill


Self-Help Center Quarterly Report Forms

Q1 Narrative Report Form

Q2 Narrative Report Form

Q3 Narrative Report Form

Q4 Narrative Report Form

Financial Report Form


Past Funding Resources

AOC Self-Help Center Funding Application Package for Fiscal Year 2009–2010
Contact: Mark Garcia, Senior Court Services Analyst, 415-865-4367, mark.garcia@jud.ca.gov

Grants to Provide ADR Information to Self-Represented Litigants
This funding opportunity expired May 2, 2008. Contact: Bonnie Hough, 415-865-7668, bonnie.hough@jud.ca.gov or Alan Wiener, 818-558-3051 alan.wiener@jud.ca.gov

Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation Grant

AOC Self-Help Center MOU Application Package  - Contact: Bonnie Hough, bonnie.hough@jud.ca.gov

Technology Initiative Grants - Legal Services Corporation