Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)

Founded 1973, provides legal aid to low-income and primarily immigrant and Latino populations in Los Angeles. Has expanded its programs on domestic violence and immigration.
Organization Website

Twitter: @laclj
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Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Children, Domestic Violence, Family, Immigration
Acronym or short name: LACLJ

LACLJ has four core program areas: domestic violence, legal services teenage and young adults struggling with abuse and difficult co-parenting matters, immigration services to victims of interpersonal violence and unaccompanied minors, and advocating for access to justice.

Founded in 1973, LACLJ has provided legal advocacy to low-income and primarily immigrant and Latino populations in Los Angeles for over 40 years. In its early years, the organization played a historic role on a range of social justice issues related to racial discrimination, police brutality, school desegregation, and the illegal involuntary sterilization of Latina women.


LAAC Member Story

LACLJ Stands as Only Provider of Teen-Centered Legal Services in LA County

September 30, 2015
The only program of its kind in LA County, Teen/LA provides legal advocacy and education to teens and young adults so they can have healthy, violence-free relationships.


LAFF 2015 Women Directors: Meet Renee Tajima Pena No Mas Bebes

Becca Rose
June 12, 2015
"No Más Bebés" details the history of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice in the Madrigal v. Quilligan case about the forced sterilization of Mexican-American women in LA.


Trauma Informed Lawyering

Oct 16, 2019
For attorneys working with these populations, a trauma informed approach allows for more competent representation, improved legal outcomes, increased client engagement and be an empowering experience for clients. This session will discuss why and how to integrate trauma informed practices into your representation and use a hypothetical case to have participants practice applying trauma-informed skills at the time of intake.
MCLE: 0.5 hours (Competence Issues (formerly substance abuse))

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in CA Courts: Complex Legal Issues

Nov 20, 2019
This webinar will dive into some of the complex legal issues facing litigants seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California courts.


How to Appeal a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Tips and Tricks

Jan 23, 2020
This informational webinar will explore the specific issues related to appeals of domestic violence restraining order decisions in California courts. We will address some of the most common issues related to preserving an appeal and briefly review the procedures for appealing, including tips for maximizing the likelihood of a successful appeal.
MCLE: 0.5 hours

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