Legal Services Providers to Operate Pilot Projects Under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, RFP# CFCC 13-13-LM

The Center for Families, Children and the Courts (“CFCC”), housed in the AOC’s Judicial and Court Operations Services Division, is dedicated to improving the quality of justice and services to meet the diverse needs of children, youth, and self-represented litigants.  The Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, which commenced in fiscal year 2011–2012, provided for one or more pilot projects selected by the Judicial Council to be funded for legal representation and improved court services to low-income parties on critical legal issues affecting basic human needs.  The purpose of the individual pilot projects is to improve timely and effective access to justice in civil cases and thereby avoid undue risk of erroneous court decisions resulting from the nature and complexity of the law in the specific proceeding or the disparities between parties in legal representation, education, sophistication, language proficiency, and lack of access to self-help or alternative dispute resolution services. CFCC seeks the services of selected legal services providers to provide legal representation to low-income Californians who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and need representation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Housing-related matters;
  • Domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders;
  • Elder abuse; and
  • Guardianship of the person;
  • Probate conservatorship; or
  • Child custody actions by a parent seeking sole legal or physical custody of a child, particularly where the opposing side is represented.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to, by May 13, 2014, no later than 2:00 P.M. (PT)

Proposals must be received by the AOC by June 19, 2014, no later than 2:00 P.M. (PT)
Further details regarding the solicitation and work requirements are set forth in the RFP and related documents provided, below:

RFP: CFCC 13-13-LM

Table of Contents

Attachment 1 – Administrative Rules Governing RFPs

Attachment 2 – AOC Standard Terms and Conditions

Attachment 3 – Proposer’s Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Attachment 4 – General Certifications Form

Attachment 5 – Darfur Contracting Act Certification Form

Attachment 6 – Iran Contracting Act Certification Form

Attachment 7 – Vendor Data Record Form

Questions and Answers

Addendum 1

Addendum 2

Intent to Award

Notice of Award