California Western's Community Law Project (CLP) has received a grant from the San Diego County Bar Foundation to support legal consultations and community legal education for low-income individuals.
The $7,500 grant will enhance the legal work CLP does on behalf of the community and support training future attorneys. It will also provide San Diego attorneys in private practice an opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering with CLP in one of its five clinics spread throughout San Diego County.
“The Community Law Project is honored to once again be a recipient of funding from the San Diego County Bar Foundation,” said Dana Sisitsky, CLP’s Executive Director. ”We are excited to use this funding to continue the work we do on behalf of low-income clients across San Diego County. We are also pleased to be able to offer many San Diego County Bar members an opportunity to give back to the San Diego community and welcome new volunteers who are interested in giving their time to clients in need.”
As well as the clinics, CLP also provides periodic workshops and presentations on topics of interest. Volunteer attorneys are frequently available for personal consultation following the workshops and presentations.
About California Western Community Law Project: CLP provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas to low income and indigent communities in each of its five clinics spread throughout San Diego County. California Western law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas which allows them to experience the benefits of helping those in need while learning essential lawyering skills from experienced practitioners. www.cwclp.org
About San Diego County Bar Foundation: The San Diego County Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA). Through this partnership with the San Diego County legal community, the Bar Foundation aims to benefit underprivileged communities in the region, by providing them with access to support, funding and public service programs with legal services. The foundation’s beneficiaries include more than 50 legal aid and public interest organizations.