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Root & Rebound

Represent or Advise in Civil Negligence Litigation

Assist a low-income formerly incarcerated person with son injured in a truck accident

Posted April 28, 2021

Immediate Problem

We need assistance for a low-income, formerly-incarcerated individual, who is being sued by cross-complaint in a civil negligence case in Riverside County, CA. The client's son was hit by a FedEx truck while walking around a neighbor's car that was blocking the driveway. Son's mother is suing Federal Express Corporation and the driver of the truck for negligence. Federal Express Corporation and the driver are suing the client for negligence via cross-complaint. The client has no experience navigating a civil case, particularly against a large corporation, and does not have the means to pay for an attorney.

Work & Deliverables

We are seeking a volunteer to either represent the client in the civil negligence case in Riverside County, CA or to provide pro per guidance to the client.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 21+ hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: On-Site
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • , CA
  • Bar License(s) required: California
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: No
Root & Rebound

Root & Rebound’s mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform and litigation—a model rooted in the needs and expertise of people who are directly impacted. R&R is a national reentry advocacy organization that restores and protects the rights, dignity, and opportunities of people directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Our mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform, and litigation — a model rooted in the needs and expertise of people who are directly impacted. R&R offers innovative legal tools, know-your-rights education, direct legal services, policy reform, and impact litigation to support formerly incarcerated people and people with conviction records to navigate barriers to employment, housing, family reunification, obtaining ID, voting rights, financial stability, and more due to their record.

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