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You are invited to participate in the 2021 Riverside County Need Assessment, a study conducted by the County of Riverside Community Action Partnership. The purpose of this research is to improve Riverside County’s understanding of the needs of its community in an effort to better serve you through its programming and services. Your participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any point prior to submitting your answers. Please note, you do not need to complete the survey to receive any goods or services.

Participate in our survey and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Está invitado a participar en una encuesta de las Necesidades del Condado de Riverside de 2021, un estudio realizado por Community Action Partnership. El propósito de esta investigación es mejorar la comprensión del condado de Riverside sobre las necesidades de su comunidad en un esfuerzo por brindarle un mejor atención a través del proceso y nuestros servicios. Su participación es completamente voluntaria y puede retirarse en cualquier momento antes de enviar su respuesta. No es necesario que completar la encuesta para recibir bienes o servicios. Participe en nuestra encuesta y para tener la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo de Visa de $50!






We thank you for participating and appreciate your helping us better serve Riverside County!

*Gift cards provided courtesy of CAPStars Foundation for Economic Stability, a 501(c)(3) organization. No County funds were used.

*Community Action Partnership employees are not eligible to win a gift card.



The Paralegal Professional: An Insider’s Perspective

Virtual Career Development Series (The Paralegal Profession: An Insider’s Perspective)

Hosted by West Los Angeles College – ABA Approved Paralegal Program and Public Safety and Paralegal Studies Division, this series of seminars and panel discussions explores current trends in the legal profession, the rapidly changing job market, expert advice and shared experiences from top legal professionals, insight and tools to promote yourself as the best candidate for the position, what employers are looking for in successful candidates, effective strategies for planning your future, networking…

**The Secrets of A Successful Paralegal

**Resumes & Cover Letters

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 5:30 PM PST

  • Legal Professionals Provide Practical Tips and Helpful Information For Creating Compelling Documents

Upcoming MCLE Events

Updated Regularly as RCBA announces new events.

Click here to view the RCBA calendar of events for more information

Library of Congress Law Legal Research Institute

The Library of Congress is offering webinars on a variety of legal research topics. Visit their website for a list of courses and more information.

Link: Library of Congress: Law Legal Research Institute

Office of County Counsel Volunteer Program

The Riverside County’s Office of County Council Volunteer Program offers unpaid student internships and volunteer opportunities at one of its four office locations on a year-round basis. Volunteers are provided the opportunity to explore different areas of law and develop skills to become valuable legal contributors to the local community by working closely with the civil public law attorneys and paralegals.

Visit their website for more information and steps on how to apply.

Desert Bar Association Events

The Desert Bar Association hosts events through out the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Desert Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events

Riverside Superior Court Announcements & Updates


For up to date information on hours of operation of Riverside County Superior Court location please click here. For more information please visit the Court’s COVID-19 Court Operations website.
From the Court’s website: While Riverside County is under the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) (Regional Stay at Home Order) (external site pdf ), the Riverside Superior Court is exempt from the order. California Courts are part of the Essential Workforce (Government Operations and other community-based essential functions). If you have a scheduled hearing (either in-person or telephonic) you should still appear. In order to help protect against spread of the virus, the Riverside Superior Court has issued an order (General Order 2020-69) (pdf ) to immediately suspend jury trials that have not commenced. If you have been summoned for jury service, please check your status before reporting.


Up to date information on the Riverside Court’s response to the Covid-19 crisis is available on the Court’s website.

For past news releases click here, and for current information please visit the court websites directly at these links:

Riverside Court Self-Help Center Services

Riverside Courts Self-Help current services available

Effective immediately: You are encouraged to call or email the self-help center for self-help services in Family Law, Civil or Probate matters.

SelfHelp@Riverside.Courts.Ca.Gov 951-274-4499 or 760-393-2163

Staff are able to:
✓Explain what it means for litigants to be their own attorney.
✓ Provide links to forms and answer specific questions.
✓ Provide legal information.
✓ Explain the court process/procedures.

Click here for more Details and en Español

Click here for info on the Self-Help Info Centers & a list of upcoming virtual workshops

For more information on the Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 Court Operations website.

Riverside County Bar Association

The Judicial Appointment Process:
What You Need to Know
A special program for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Free event! No MCLE.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 ~ 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(via Zoom, hosted by California Lawyers Association)

Diversifying the profession and our bench is critical for all Californians. Hear from the Governor’s Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, the new Chair of the Judicial Nomination Evaluation Committee, two sitting judges and a member of the local joint Judicial Selection Advisory Committee about the judicial appointments process and how to plan your path to the bench.

Speakers include:
Gonzalo C. Martinez, Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
Stella Ngai, Chair, Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE”) Commission
Hon. Marsha Slough, Chair of the joint Riverside and San Bernardino Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
Introductions by the Riverside County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. John Monterosso and San Bernardino County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. Michael Sachs
Moderated by Hon. Raquel Marquez, Riverside County Superior Court

To submit questions in advance:
Please email questions to by May 5.

This program is collaboratively presented by the Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, Riverside County Barristers, Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire, Desert Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of the Inland Empire, Richard T. Fields Bar Association, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, and the Judicial Council of California.

The Riverside County Bar Association hosts MCLEs and other events throughout the year. Visit their website to get more information about becoming a member, to learn about the many opportunities to connect with other legal professionals in the community, and complete MCLE credit hours.

Visit the Riverside County Bar Association website to view their calendar, and for more information on upcoming events.

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