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Tiela Chalmers

Tiela Chalmers

Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel
Oakland, CA, USA


Tiela Chalmers is the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of the Alameda County Bar Association and its Volunteer Legal Services Corporation.  She has been a leader in the fields of legal services and pro bono for almost 20 years. 

Tiela began her career doing business litigation at the firm of Farella, Braun + Martel in San Francisco.  After ten years at Farella, she moved to the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, where she managed the intake department and served as the supervising attorney of the housing project.  In 2001, Tiela became the Managing Attorney of the program and in 2006 she became its Executive Director.
    
In 2011, Tiela left VLSP and became a consultant, working with legal aid programs, law firms, other non-profits, and national organizations focusing on legal services for low-income communities.  One of her larger projects involved building and coordinating the Shriver Housing Project in Los Angeles, the largest of the “civil Gideon” pilot projects in California. 

In 2014, she was named as the Chief Executive Officer of the ACBA and VLSC, where she is working on several projects, including building a Legal Incubator to address the needs of modest means clients.

Tiela has served as the chair of the State Bar of California Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Chair of the statewide Pro Bono Coordinating Committee, and currently serves on the board of Pro Bono Net.
Tiela Chalmers is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Part II, Friday, April 08, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Monday, September 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney, Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney - How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney, Monday, November 07, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney - How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney, Monday, November 07, 2016
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters California Business & Professions Code Section 6068 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
An Ethics Primer on Limited Scope Representation, The State Bar of California, Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
State Bar of California Pro Bono Resolution (2002) - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
The State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion No. 2010-179 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Current California Rules of Professional Conduct - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
The State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Formal Opinion No. 2012-184 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Proposed California Rules of Professional Conduct (2017) - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
California Rules of Court—Rule 9.45 Registered Legal Services Attorneys - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
California Rules of Court—Rule 9.46 Registered In-House Counsel - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals - Specific Application of Ethical Rules and Issues to Various Pro Bono Practice Settings – Hypotheticals, Thursday, September 07, 2017
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018, Thursday, September 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018, Thursday, September 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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