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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 free legal services for low income communities for 20 years.  After working for years in a downtown law firm, she moved to the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, where she worked for 15 years, ultimately as 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.  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 been presenting the Poverty Workshop to law firms, schools, social workers, medical professionals and government offices for 12 years, and is particularly passionate about working with those groups to increase awareness of poverty issues, and facilitate discussions about ways that individuals and organizations can make changes in how they respond to poverty.

Tiela Chalmers is associated with the following items:
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
On-Demand Web Briefing  On-Demand Web Briefing 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
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
Web Segment  Web Segment Pro Bono Rules; Commencing and Conducting the Representation - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
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
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters State Bar of California Pro Bono Resolution (2002) - 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
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. 2010-179 - Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Thursday, September 07, 2017
California Business & Professions Code Section 6068 - 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 9.46 Registered In-House Counsel - 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
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
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017, Monday, September 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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 (Free), Thursday, September 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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