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Pro Bono Committee

The purpose of the Pro Bono Committee is to assess the needs in the community and to coordinate pro bono trainings and programs for members. The current programs that the Committee oversees are listed here.

The Orange County Bar Association develops opportunities for attorneys in Orange County to volunteer their legal expertise to increase access to justice. In addition to soliciting volunteers for the Public Law Center, current attorney volunteer opportunities include:

Guardianship Project
Attorney volunteers are trained to participate in legal clinics held at the Central Justice Center, Room A100, every Monday afternoon from 12:30 to 4:30 (excluding court holidays). This legal clinic assists relatives through the legal process to gain guardianship of a minor. The project also involves accepting cases from the Public Law Center.

Bankruptcy Project
Provides training for attorneys who want to volunteer at legal clinics held at the Orange County Bankruptcy Court. These clinics help low-income pro se debtors understand their rights regarding reaffirmation agreements and Chapter 7 filings.

Veterans Legal Institute
With the return of so many veterans from combat, there has been a surge in discharge upgrade requests. Veterans who separate from the military with a less than honorable characterization can petition the appropriate agency for an upgrade so they can access their benefits, restore their self confidence and become more employable. VLI assists veterans who suffer from Military Sexual Trauma and mental health illnesses like Post Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury, restore their characterization of discharge through pro bono attorneys like you. Should your firm be interested in a free MCLE training, we would be happy to go to you! Email for more details. 

For more information about Pro Bono opportunities, please download the flyer or contact the OCBA Public Services Coordinator Dana Mullin at (949) 440-6700 ext. 110 or


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