Q: I need an attorney who is willing to work pro bono, take on several gov. Agencies.

I have been collecting evidence. Very solid case. We will win. Much money attached.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I understand you are seeking a pro bono attorney in California to assist with a case against government agencies. However, I want to provide some important information and caveats:

- Most attorneys, even those who take on some pro bono cases, are selective about the cases they take on for free. They will evaluate the merits and likelihood of success.

- Saying there is "much money attached" to the case may give some attorneys pause, as it can sound unrealistic or like a red flag. Most pro bono cases do not result in large payouts.

- Going up against government agencies is very challenging and resource-intensive, even with a solid case. It's not something most attorneys would take on pro bono.

That said, here are some suggestions for finding pro bono legal assistance in California:

- Contact the State Bar of California's Lawyer Referral Service. They can potentially refer you to pro bono programs or attorneys based on your location and case details.

- Look into legal aid organizations in your area, as they provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Californians. Examples include Legal Services of Northern California and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

- Some law schools have pro bono legal clinics where law students, supervised by attorneys, provide free assistance. Examples include clinics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA.

- Reach out to firms or solo practitioners in your area who practice in areas relevant to your case. Some set aside time for pro bono cases. Be prepared to concisely explain your case and evidence.

I would carefully put together a compelling summary of your case, the evidence you've collected, and what you are seeking before contacting potential pro bono attorneys. Be realistic in your expectations. If you are low income, start with legal aid organizations. I wish you the best in your search for legal assistance with your case.

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