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As the California State Bar has urged all lawyers to donate at least fifty hours of pro bono time to the community, we’re ahead of the curve.  Our pro bono services have included volunteer work for the San Francisco Superior Court’s Early Settlement Conference program and pro bono programs with the unlawful detainer court in San Francisco, as well as service on the boards of nonprofit organizations including the Minority Bar Coalition and San Francisco La Raza Lawyers, an organization founded by attorneys Mario G. Obledo, Cruz Reynoso, and Luis Garcia.

In 2014, our office undertook the representation of a monolingual non-English speaking family who was facing eviction, helping them to continue residing in the home they had had for over a decade.  We have been asked to coordinate public service presentations ranging from MCLE programs sponsored by Centro Legal de la Raza, to a seminar on employment law for Mission Asset Fund, a nonprofit whose mission is to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families.  In 2014, Sigrid was appointed to the California State Bar’s Committee on the Administration of Justice.

James Yuanxin Li, of counsel to the firm, has dedicated many pro bono hours to nonprofits in the Bay Area, helping them with incorporation and other issues.  His pro bono representation has included that of a survivor of the bombing in Hiroshima, blinded by the blast, who faced a denial of service a restaurant when he arrived at the counter accompanied by his service dog.

Cruz Reynoso, also of counsel to the firm, has a lifetime of dedication to civil rights and social justice, recognized across the country.  An award-winning biographical documentary, Sowing the Seeds of Justice, about his life and work for social justice, was produced by Abbie Ginsburg.