The Law Library Reaches Out to Women In Need
On March 15, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) hosted their 25th annual Women’s Resource Fair at Golden Hall in San Diego. About 70 community organizations, including the Law Library, participated in this event. Services included medical, education, spiritual and employment counseling, help obtaining financial assistance, and legal consultations. In addition, SDVLP provided breakfast and lunch to all attendees and offered childcare for children under the age of 16. Over 800 participants attended.
Approximately, half the attendees came by the Law Library table. Using a laptop, attendees could browse through the list of services, resources, and legal information we provide on our website. The attendees were all appreciative of the information we provide for free. As our volunteer summarized: “Many of these women express interest in the services we offer but were unaware that we are open to the public. I am glad to be here to increase awareness of this great public resource!”
According to Law Library Community Outreach Officer, Cheryl Weeks-Frey, “This event is a great networking opportunity for us, I get to meet with other community organizations, and more importantly, inform attendees that we are here, for the entire San Diego community, to provide access to justice.”