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Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases

 
Author(s): Genevieve L. Richardson
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono
Published: Jun 2013
PLI Item #: 43342

Genevieve Richardson is the Director of Pro Bono Activities for Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal), the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest provider of free civil legal services to the poor.  Ms. Richardson oversees BayLegal’s pro bono program throughout the Bay Area.  She develops and coordinates pro bono opportunities and trains and recruits attorneys to provide much needed pro bono assistance to expand access to the civil justice system for low-income families.  She also works on a regional and statewide basis to address systemic poverty and inequality issues, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Association of California.  A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, Ms. Richardson is also a Family Law and Immigration Attorney, specializing in Domestic Violence.