Benchmark Institute is a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of legal services to low-income communities.
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Annual National Public Interest Law
College of Advocacy
For Lawyers Advocates Legal Assistants

We offer an exceptional group of committed advocates with extensive public interest experience. They know how to teach and are expert in giving feedback. They create a challenging, safe learning laboratory where you are encouraged to try new techniques and approaches to your work. Itís like having a mentor at your side.

Core Faculty
Sujatha Jagadeesh Branch, Columbia Legal Services
Marie Contreras, Benchmark Institute
Rosemary French, Benchmark Institute
Doug Keegan, Santa Cruz County Immigration Project
Hope Nakamura, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co.
Nancy Palandati, Law Offices of Nancy A. Palandati
Amagda Pérez, CRLA Foundation
Gretchen Regenhardt, California Rural Legal Assistance



Cost & Accommodations

Who Should Attend
What You Will Learn
   Advocacy Skills
   Substantive Law
   Leadership Skills
How You'll Learn

What Your Colleagues Say

CLE Credits

For Information Contact
Marie Contreras