Michelle Yashar

  • Hosted by Los Angeles Superior Court, Central Courthouse Self-Help Resource Center
  • Service location Los Angeles
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2013
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

I provide substantive legal supervision to AmeriCorps JusticeCorps members and staff as we assist self-represented litigants in cases involving child custody or visitation, child or spousal support, paternity, or divorce, in the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Central Courthouse Self-Help Resource Center.

I am developing instructional materials and resources to address legal issues identified as priorities for veterans and military families, and will organize a comprehensive program of outreach to inform them of the self-help resources available at the Court. Lastly, I will develop a panel of pro bono attorneys to represent absent servicemembers in child custody proceedings.

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