VLSP 2.0

by Vicki Jacobs At long last, the Voluntary Legal Services Program is pleased to announce that our new website is up and ready for business. Please visit http://www.vlsp.org to see the latest news of the free legal services we provide to low income Sacramento area residents as well as volunteer opportunities available for Sacramento area…

Federal Legal Aid Funding in Doubt

by Vicki Jacobs and Gary Smith Among the more widely recognized programs like the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting slated for elimination in the Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget, is a lesser known program that had its origins in the 1960’s War on Poverty. Successor to the Office of…

Retirement Reaps Its Own Reward

by Vicki Jacobs Each year, the Staff and Advisory Committee of the Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP) are pleased to award our annual June Black Pro Bono Award to one of our wonderful volunteers. At the SCBA’s December Annual Meeting, we presented Irene Tamura the 2016 award (named in memory of June Black, VLSP’s founding…