Community Service July 15, 2011

Alston & Bird’s Pro Bono Efforts Recognized by BayLegal

Alston & Bird is a 2011 recipient of the Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) Pro Bono Leadership Award for its work with BayLegal’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) Clinic in Redwood City, California. Volunteers at the clinic assist self-represented domestic violence survivors seeking restraining orders and related custody, visitation and support orders. The clinic helps individuals complete the paperwork and understand the process to request and receive a restraining order. In 2010, BayLegal held over 300 DVRO workshops and helped over 800 families obtain important protective orders. The clinic relies heavily on volunteers to maintain these vital services. Jackie Hughes, Steve Hemminger, Mike Kim, Veronica Weinstein, ShengFeng Chen, Helen Su and Kai Zhu are among the Alston & Bird attorneys and staff who regularly work with BayLegal.
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