Support Pro Bono Opportunities


Lawyers in the Library

Volunteer at a legal clinic on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Marin County Law Library. The clinic is joint project with the Marin County Bar Association and the Marin County Law Library. Volunteer lawyers meet with litigants in 20 minute intervals in the areas of family law, probate, civil and small claims, and landlord tenant matters.

For more information, please contact MCBA at volunteer@marinbar.org or call 415 499 1314.

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Fee Arbitrators

If you have been in practice for more than 5 years and have attended the State Bar Fee Arbitration Training Programs, you are eligible to apply as a Volunteer Arbitrator for the Marin County Bar Association. Arbitration hearings are limited to no more than 4 hours. Interested attorneys should complete the application form

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Modest Means Mediators

Volunteer to be a mediator for the Modest Means Mediation program. Eligible cases may have one or more parties self-represented or have counsel providing pro bono services. Mediations are limited to no more than 4 hours.

To qualify, mediators must have completed at least 40 hours of mediation training and within the last two years have completed at least 5 mediations serving as a mediator (of which two may have been as a co-mediator or a member of a court-sponsored mandatory settlement conference), and commit to earning 10 CLE units on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution over the next 3 years.

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Legal Aid of Marin

Legal Aid of Marin offers many opportunities for attorney volunteers.

  • Sign-up for an on-call Pro Bono Panel.
  • Volunteer for a single case.
  • Participate in a legal clinic: donate your time to give advice on matters related to your expertise.
  • Participate in the Unlawful Detainer Settlement Conferences
  • Participate in the Community Court

For more information please email Legal Aid of Marin or call 415 492 0230.


Settlement Conference Mediators

Volunteer Marin County Settlement Conference Mediators are valuable resources for litigating parties and the courts. If you are interested in serving as a court mediator, complete the attached form or email the ADR Coordinator or call 415 444 7340

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Civil Discovery Facilitator Referees

If you have practiced for 10 or more years, are experienced with the rules of discovery and have served as a referee, you may be eligible to serve as a Court appointed Discovery Facilitator Referee.

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