The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Announces New Board Member
Redwood City, CA, September 7, 2012 - The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County today announced that Michèle M. Bissada, a partner at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, has joined its board of directors.
“We are extremely pleased that Michèle has agreed to join our Board of Directors,” said David C. Wilson, President of The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. “Her extraordinary devotion to pro bono work on behalf of those who would not otherwise have access to vital legal services is remarkable and will be a tremendous asset to Legal Aid.”
Ms. Bissada is a Certified Specialist in Family Law and has spent her entire legal career practicing and further strengthening her roots in San Mateo County. Ms. Bissada is a prominent and seasoned litigator specializing in complex custody and financial matters, managing complicated, high-asset issues that are unique to family law. She has been practicing for over eighteen years and is appointed by the Family Court of Judges of Santa Clara County to regularly serve as Judge Pro Tem; a position reserved for well-known, reliable and highly esteemed lawyers in the community. Ms. Bissada is also appointed by the San Mateo County Bar Association as an arbitrator in fee disputes between attorneys and their clients, a role requiring demonstrated sensitivity and fairness. Ms. Bissada is currently the co-chair of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County’s Annual Lunch committee and the fundraising coordinator of Overcoming Barriers, an organization dedicated to helping children maintain healthy relationships with both parents in a high-conflict divorce. Ms. Bissada is currently a Board Member of the San Mateo County Bar Association.
“As a long-term supporter of Legal Aid, I am committed to supporting their steadfast dedication to our community, ensuring equal access to justice for all members,” stated Michèle Bissada. “I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to playing an even more significant role in helping the organization meet this very important need on our community.
About The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
The Legal Aid Society is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to disadvantaged people in San Mateo County. Since its founding in 1959, Legal Aid has improved the lives of over 175,000 low-income clients in matters involving housing, civil rights, employment, education, consumer law, family law, and health and government benefits. To find out more about The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County visit our website at www.legalaidsmc.org.