I don't practice in Glendale, but I'll just tell you that pro bono work generally comes from a compelling public interest or personal relationship. If you simply can't afford an attorney, you will most likely qualify for the services of the public defender.
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The best way to find anyone is to call a few forms up directly. It is extremely unlikely for someone to respond off a blanket post like this. It basically gives the impression that you are not that invested in the case so why should they be?
As for doing the "foot work", anyone who you would want working on your case won't accept that. Nothing against you, but it is their license that is ultimately at stake if they just leave the research to you and don't think twice about it, simply signing off. So, if you find someone that will take the case pro bono, let them do the work. You won't find anyone good who will simply act as the puppet.
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I live and work in Glendale and I can tell you the only attorneys who are working without clients paying them are the public defenders. Plus, you have more than one thing happening here, a case and a PV, that's two cases. There are sme good PDs on Glendale. Good luck.
Call a few of the Los Angeles area law schools to see if you can interest their pro-bono clubs, some of which may have certified law clerks who can appear for you in your two cases. The law students will treat your case very seriously and the zeal that you want, although their experience level may be relatively low compared to ten or twenty-year attorneys.