State supreme courts agree to review a ruling that; required all members and directors of non-profit law groups be attorneys, required the non-profit to be registered to the state bar, and prohibited contingency agreements. This comes after many non-profits including Tenderloin Housing Clinic were greatly effected by these rulings.
In the summer of 2004, a Court of Appeal ruling required THC to remove non-attorneys from our Board. Due to its impact on nonprofits in California dozens of groups submitted amicus briefs to the California Supreme Court on our behalf. The court voted to take THC’s case, and non-attorneys are returned to the board.