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Legal Aid Client Stories

Have you recently donated your time to help a client save their home from foreclosure? Has your organization assisted anyone that has recently utilized legal aid services to secure the benefits entitled to them under the law? Whether you contribute through a legal aid organization or donate your time through pro bono work, we would love to hear your story!

The Campaign for Justice is looking for IOLTA-funded legal aid stories that bring a human face to the critical need for legal aid in our communities. Although the number of poignant stories is endless, we are featuring stories that are diverse in legal topic, client background, location, and source. To submit your story for consideration, please email your client's story and corresponding photo to CAforJustice@calbar.ca.gov.

In order to feature the story on our website, however, we also need signed State Bar release forms from the client and the photographer to use their real names and images with the published story. Once you've downloaded the release forms below, simply obtain the necessary signatures and mail the forms to the State Bar of California, Legal Services Trust Fund Program, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. If you have any questions regarding the forms, please email us at CAforJustice@calbar.ca.gov.

Client Release Form Client Release Form (175 KB)

Video Release Video Release (101 KB)

Thank you to those that have already submitted stories. Visit the homepage to see this month's featured stories or browse through all of our stories in Legal Aid Stories.

Please share your stories and photos with us so that we can continue to educate the community about the importance of legal aid funding and the critical role legal aid plays in our communities.

Contact us for more information or to share your stories.