By Ellen Zacarias
On September 15, 2018, SDPA held its second annual pro bono (volunteer and legal community) fair at the San Diego Central Library. The event was open to the public, so among attendees were members of the community.
The pro bono fair was held on the top floor of the library - a floor with high ceilings, tall windows, and an outdoor space overlooking San Diego. Coffee, muffins, and juice were served at a little banquet table. Organizer of the event, SDPA's pro bono director Dawn Regner, introduced speakers on behalf of each of the participating organizations.
Attendees interested in volunteering and learning about new causes and organizations perused the tables of several local charities that participated in the event:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego
- Clean Slate Clinic
- Disability Rights California
- ElderHelp of San Diego
- Feeding San Diego
- Free to Thrive SD
- San Diego Public Law Library
- Legal Aid Society of San Diego
- Rising Hearts Project
- Stand Up for Kids
- Voices for Children
Board members of LAPA - Los Angeles Paralegal Association, Bobby Rimas, Executive Vice President, and Herbert Ortiz, Secretary Pro Tem, also attended to show their support. Paralegals unite!
If you couldn't make it to this wonderful event, don't despair - there's always next year! In the meantime, you can sign up for SDPA's pro bono newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. There are many great causes throughout San Diego, and this is a great way to find out more and help.
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