Volunteers Help Nonprofits 
During PLC Legal Clinic 


Approximately 40 volunteers-mostly attorneys-took the time last month to address the legal needs of nonprofit organizations in Orange County.


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PLC Staff Attorney Sarah Efthymiou consults with
Eve Runyon of Corporate Pro Bono

Nine nonprofits attended the Feb. 5 legal clinic, which was co-sponsored by PLC, Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California (ACC-SoCal) and Snell & Wilmer. The clinic was held at the firm's Orange County office in Costa Mesa.  


More than a dozen Snell attorneys and administrative staff helped host the clinic.


Pro bono team from Verizon Wireless
Pro bono team from Verizon Wireless


"We are honored to have worked with the Public Law Center, ACC-SoCal and Corporate Pro Bono to host the "Clinic in a Box" program for nonprofit organizations," said Deb Mallgrave, counsel at Snell & Wilmer.


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Finding A New Family

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Jodee and Kevinn in Vegas

In 2011, Jodee Kalmen opened up her Lake Forest house, and her heart, to a teenager who needed a home.    


Kevinn Sandoval, a then-high school junior who was also an undocumented immigrant and emancipated minor, had been crashing at friends' homes or even sleeping on the streets.




Attorney "Pays It Forward" by Taking on 

Pro Bono Cases


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Cynthia Waterson

Cindy Waterson, an attorney who specializes in special needs law, volunteers her time to take pro bono limited conservatorship cases, which are specific protective probate proceedings for individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability.   


With the help of her Spanish-speaking paralegal, Claudia Kennedy, Waterson takes on as many Spanish-speaking cases as she can because of the difficulty of placing such cases. The work involves meeting with families to determine their needs, drafting petitions and related pleadings required for a conservatorship in probate court and representing the client in court. 




Generosity of Orange County Trial Lawyers Association to Aid Veterans


The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) has provided major financial support to help PLC serve local veterans in need.


Each year, OCTLA, the leading plaintiffs' oriented bar group in Orange County, chooses a nonprofit organization to be the recipient of funds raised at its annual Top Gun Gala awards event. 


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JUNE 16, 2014
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