California Estate Planning Blog by Kevin Staker

August 6, 2017

The Free Legal Clinics of Ventura County Legal Aid

 

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Ventura County Legal Aid
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An experienced attorney and accomplished probate and trust mediator, Kevin Staker operates two successful businesses in Camarillo, California. He has been president and principal of StakerLaw Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation since 1985 and principal of Kevin Staker Probate and Trust Mediation since 2016. In his free time, he volunteers his professional legal services through Ventura County Legal Aid (VCLA).

Serving low-income residents throughout Ventura County since 1996, VCLA provides free legal assistance by connecting qualifying individuals and families with volunteer attorneys who offer pro bono legal services. The organization primarily accomplishes this through its regular free legal clinic.

VCLA clinics take place at the Ventura County Law Library at the Ventura County Government Center on Victoria Avenue. Seeing people on a first-come-first-served basis, the volunteer attorneys who staff these clinics cover a diverse range of legal areas, including collections, expungement, and immigration. VCLA attorneys also can assist with landlord/tenant and family law issues.

VCLA clinics occur the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The organization sponsors no clinics in the third week of June and throughout July in its entirety.

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March 16, 2017

S. J. Quinney College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

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S. J. Quinney College of Law
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Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Kevin Staker attended New York University School of Law in New York City, New York, where he received a master of laws in taxation in 1981. Kevin Staker also attended the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he earned his juris doctor in 1980.

The S. J. Quinney College of Law provides a number of research projects where law students can develop their skills, including the low-income taxpayer clinic. The clinic works with those who have disputes or issues with the IRS to help resolve their problems.

In order for the low-income taxpayer clinic to assist those in need, the amount in dispute must be less than $50,000 and they must not already have legal representation. Those who are helped by the clinic don’t have to pay any fees for the clinic’s services, but they are required to cover any filing fees or court costs.