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Two pro bono clients obtain guardianship of their niece with the help of Jones Day Silicon Valley

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Jones Day Silicon Valley successfully represented two pro bono clients in obtaining guardianship of their niece in San Mateo Superior Court before Judge George A. Miram. At the guardianship hearing, Judge Miram granted the petition for guardianship on the basis that the guardianship was both necessary and convenient. The clients had been taking care of the child since 2009, the year in which her mother passed away. The child's father had been recently incarcerated and was unable to care for or support her. This case was taken by Jones Day on referral from the Legal Aid of San Mateo County and screened by Stanford Law School students at the Stanford Community Law Clinic.