Outstanding Service Awards

Judge Glenda Allen-Hill’s professional and personal dedication to serving our community is deeply appreciated and deserves recognition. Her volunteer efforts include conducting pro-bono attorney training with Project First Step which provides representation for domestic violence victims. She has supported at-risk high school students through the CCLS and SOUL Charter School Street Law program by speaking to the class and as a role model for youth. 


The law firm of Dowling Aaron has supported, and continues to support, VLSP’s pro bono programs in many ways, including making a year-long commitment to developing and implementing a monthly civil litigation trail training program for CCLS attorneys and paralegals, and undertaking direct client representation on a pro bono basis.   


Four years ago, Lang Richert & Patch was a founding partner in the Workers’ Rights Clinic, which they continue to staff, pro bono every month; the clinic has now expanded to all three CCLS offices (Fresno, Merced and Visalia). Their firm has also dedicated pro bono project – a quarterly Senior Will Clinic. 


Wiley W. Manual Certificates

The Wiley W. Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services recognizes the contributions of the lawyers, law students, paralegals and secretaries who volunteer on behalf of low-income clients. An attorney who contributes 50 hours or more of pro bono service is eligible to receive a certificate from the State Bar.

CCLS also presented the Pro Bono Service Awards to individuals who contribute between 25 up to 50 hours of volunteer time.