An occasional look at how the crisis economy is affecting laid-off legal professionals and the options open to them.
It used to be that San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program begged people to come donate time. Now they’re turning people away.
The SF Bar Association’s VLSP holds about three CLE trainings nearly every month of the year. They offer an introduction to landlord/tenant and family law, among other things. Trainees then can provide pro bono assistance through VLSP.
In all of 2008, a total of 295 lawyers got training.
Then came the 21st Century Depression … after the jump.