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Legal Services Division (LE)

"Contemplation of Justice" by James Earle Fraser,

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O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor; for God can best protect both. Follow not the lust (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily God is well acquainted with all that ye do.

--al-Qur'an (Chapter:4 Verse:135

Proverbs 21:15- [It is] joy to the just to do judgment:

but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.

Mission Statement

"Scales of Justice"

4710 (2012) Year of the Dragon -- When the Division was Founded

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The Legal Services (LE) division of DSBE was founded in 2012 in East Palo Alto. It is expected to become an autonomously profitable business unit by FY2016-17 and to remain a vital division of the corporation over its lifetime and well beyond its founder's.

The initial mission of the Legal Services division is to complement the  Community Law Clinic of Stanford University, the Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA,) and the city's private law firms by offering civil and criminal law support in the following areas to the East Palo Alto community.

  • criminal;
  • personal injury;
  • family law;
  • business law;
  • civil liberty;
  • class action;

Pirahna Jaws

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DSBE's legal assistants can help you prepare affadavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in a paper and/or electronic filing system. Addiitionally, they may assist you with the following.

  • They can file pleadings on your behalf or your attorney's with court clerks;
  • They can search public records on your behalf;
  • They can serve subpoenas and deliver other legal documents on your behalf.

They are not licensed to give legal advice, unless they have passed the bar exam in California. For such advice, DSBE's Legal Services division would refer you to one of our approved partners.

Those partners include the Community Law Clinic of Stanford University. It offers criminal case support through its Parallel Justice Project, and helps victims of crimes apply for victim compensation fund benefits. To complement this, DSBE's Legal Services division focuses on criminal defense services.

Another partner is the Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CSEPA.)CLSEPA focuses on immigration, housing, consumer, and some civil law matters. By balancing that established program -- now in its tenth year -- as well as the Stanford Law Clinic, DSBE believes its focal areas of business law and regulation, civil litigation, civil rights litigation, and criminal defense litigation and services, will provide the East Palo Alto community a more complete range of legal support services and higher levels of justice and legal health, both personal and public.

"Personal Service"

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David Shaw Bass is currently the Vice President and General Manager of the Legal Services Division. He may be reached by phone through DSBE's main number of 1 650 906 3344, by email at, or by Twitter @dsbedsb.

Short-term Goals

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The short-term goals of the Legal Services Division include the following.

  • Identify and contract referral terms with outside legal service providers such as attorneys, paralegals, private investigators, and process servers with its mid-term goals in mind;
  • Compile content to help provide legal services;
  • Develop marketing collateral;
  • Collaborate with legal insurance sales organizations;
  • Focus on serving an East Palo Alto clientele.

Mid-term Goals

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The mid-term goals for DSBE's Legal Services Division include the following.

  • Achieve sustainable profitability as a standalone business unit latticed into DSBE's corporate structure;
  • Expand its East Palo Alto base into DSBE's general target markets of Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Stanford, Woodside, and the unincorported highlands of San Mateo County;
  • Translate content into other languages to better serve its diverse clientele;

Long-term Goals

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USS George Washington south of Japan, Nov. 10, 2014

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To see the long-term goals of DSBE's Legal Services Division, look to this page.

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To see the attorneys and legal service providers DSBE approves of for referrals, look to this page.


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The basic fees for DSBE's Legal Services division are covered under the corporation's comprehensive pricing structure, modified on per service provider basis should their services and expenses be furnished under a resale contract.

Contact Us

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1 650 906 3344


Legal Services Division

Post Office Box 51420

East Palo Alto, California



Twitter @DSBE_Legal

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