Thank you for your clarification.If there is a possible out we can utilize without seeking legal counsel, we would prefer to go that route.
I am afraid not. Corporations are mandated to use counsel. This includes non-profits. This is because a corporation is seen as a "legal entity" in Court. As such, a non-attorney representing a corporation is practicing law without a license. It has to be counsel. I am sorry.
Contingency is generally taken on personal injury
cases, and not defense.
As for pro bono or low cost, I can recommend three resources. First, here is a list of all pro bono work in the state...http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/california.html
…and another list:http://www.lawhelp.org
Finally, you may call your local law school and see if they have a legal clinic place available. The legal clinic is a free service the school(s) provide to the community. While they are often overbooked, they have openings sometimes. Here is the list law schools in your state:http://www.hg.org/law-schools-california.asp
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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