When Manjari Chawla put out the call for volunteers to the Federal Pro Bono Project’s monthly housing clinic, she got a good response. Many lawyers have come by at least once to counsel distressed homeowners facing foreclosure.
But San Francisco solo Steven Miyake’s help has been off the charts. “He comes once a month, every single month,” advising homeowners about a fast-changing area of law, said Chawla, the supervising attorney for the project.
For his efforts Miyake has been named the project’s solo practitioner volunteer of the year.