Kazan Law Receives 8th Guardian of Justice Award from Alameda County Bar Association
For the eighth consecutive year, Kazan Law has received the Guardian of Justice award from the Alameda County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC).
The award, presented to Kazan Law on Oct. 25, is given to firms that have demonstrated the highest commitment to providing legal services to low-income people in Alameda County. “We greatly appreciate this award and we are honored to support VLSC, which works tirelessly to ensure that the scales of justice remain in balance,” said Steven Kazan, founding, senior and managing partner at Kazan Law.
VLSC provides free legal assistance to Alameda County’s low-income population by mobilizing volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono service. VLSC matches trained volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law school graduates with low-income clients in need of critical legal services—services such as ensuring that a child has a safe and stable home, shielding a patient from financial ruin, or protecting a parent’s right to custody and visitation. VLSC is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in the county.
VLSC created the Guardians of Justice campaign so that large firms, small firms, local businesses, solo practitioners, and individuals can help VLSC bridge the justice gap in our community. Guardians of Justice help:
- Sustain and enhance our current programs, including 30 legal clinics a month in the areas of family law, domestic violence; bankruptcy, guardianship, and landlord-tenant disputes.
- Provide training, mentoring and malpractice insurance to our dedicated volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law school graduates.
- Develop additional programs to meet the existing and growing need for legal services in Alameda County.
Kazan Law advocates for the rights of people exposed to asbestos through the negligence of often big and powerful interests, and the firm supports a legal system that protects all community members equally.