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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy 2016


Speaker(s): Jocelyn Larkin, Robert P. Capistrano
Recorded on: Mar. 3, 2016
PLI Program #: 150450

Bob Capistrano is an attorney with the Contra Costa County office of Bay Area Legal Aid, and was for many years the program's Director of Advocacy and Training.  Bob has been in legal services since graduating from Hastings College of the Law, and focuses on public benefits, health access, and public and subsidized housing.  Bob authored the sections of the Federal Practice Manual on litigating using 42 USC § 1983 and has also been on the faculty of the Affirmative Litigation Training sponsored by the National Center on Poverty Law.


Jocelyn Larkin is the Executive Director of the Impact Fund, a legal foundation in Berkeley, California that provides funding and representation in support of complex public interest litigation. Her practice focuses on complex employment discrimination and class action practice on behalf of plaintiffs. Ms. Larkin has served as class counsel in many major class actions, including Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, and Ellis v. Costco Wholesale.

Ms. Larkin is a frequent speaker and author on issues concerning class actions, employment law, ethics and civil rights. She is the past co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section's Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee.