For more than 85 years, LAFLA has provided civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. Has five offices.
Organization Website

Twitter: @LegalAidLA
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: LSC Grantees, IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Benefits, Child Custody, Community Economic Development, Consumer Protection, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Foreclosure, Immigration
Acronym or short name: LAFLA

For more than 85 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has provided civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. In 2001, LAFLA merged with the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, resulting in more resources and a greater reach to people in need.

Now with five neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self Help Legal Access Centers, LAFLA serves communities as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Los Angeles, Koreatown and Long Beach. LAFLA is the first place thousands of poor people turn to when they need legal assistance for a crisis that threatens their shelter, health and livelihood.

Nearly 12,000 individuals and families are provided with legal services annually and an additional 35, 000 litigants are helped through LAFLA’s four Self Help Legal Access Centers. Another 20,000 are assisted through referrals, workshops and community outreach activities.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)



PRESS/RESEARCH FROM THIS SOURCE

News Story

County Program for Poorest of Poor Discriminates Against Mentally and Developmentally Disabled

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 18, 2015
Failure to accommodate the disabled poor draws lawsuit against L.A. County Department of Public Social Services.




PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCE

Press Release

$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

California Community Foundation
November 27, 2017
$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

News Story

Legal aid funding at risk of federal budget cuts

California Bar Journal
March 2, 2017
LAAC Executive Director Salena Copeland, along with multiple LAAC members, were featured in the California Bar Journal this month to discuss funding for legal aid and express their concerns over proposed cuts to legal aid at the federal level.

News Story

LA Superior Court agrees with feds to expand interpreters

The Associated Press (AP)
The Fresno Bee
September 20, 2016
Limited and non-English speaking Californians see victory as LA Superior Court agrees to increase access to free language services.

News Story

Lawsuit filed against city of Los Angeles for endangering homeless

Justin Cosgrove
Jurist
March 15, 2016
On Monday, March 14. Carol Sobel, from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and several other private firms, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for endangering homeless people.

News Story

L.A.’s voided law against sleeping in cars costs it $1.1 million in legal fees

Gale Holland
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 19, 2015
The city of Los Angeles agreed Wednesday to pay $1.1 million to lawyers who successfully challenged a municipal ordinance prohibiting sleeping in vehicles, targeted against homeless people.

News Story

County Program for Poorest of Poor Discriminates Against Mentally and Developmentally Disabled

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 18, 2015
Failure to accommodate the disabled poor draws lawsuit against L.A. County Department of Public Social Services.

News Story

Skid row tenants accuse landlord of trying to drive them out of building

Gale Holland
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
November 30, 2015
Civil legal aid groups assist skid row tenants seeking justice against landlord trying to drive them out of homes.

News Story

Sidewalk vendors sue L.A., say city seized their carts and belongings

Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
October 29, 2015
Civil legal aid attorneys sue to preserve street vendors' rights.

News Story

Rental buyout debate continued to April

Matthew Hall
Santa Monica Daily Press (SMDP)
October 2, 2015
The Rent Control Board tabled a decision on creating a database of rental buyout agreements, but required landlords to give tenants a document detailing their rights during a buyout.

News Story

Landlord discrimination against section 8 vouchers outlawed

David Mark Simpson
Santa Monica Daily Press (SMDP)
May 7, 2015
Santa Monica city council approved an ordinance that prohibits housing discrimination based on source of income, including Section 8 vouchers.




TRAININGS FROM THIS SOURCE

CAPI: California’s Assistance Program for Immigrants who are Senior Citizens or have Disabilities

Mar 12, 2018
This webinar will provide an overview of the eligibility rules, including details on assessing a client’s immigration status and eligibility. The webinar will also go over rules that are frequently misunderstood—including sponsor deeming and exceptions to the deeming rules.
MCLE: 1.25 hours
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Recognizing and Addressing Implicit Bias in Domestic Violence Cases

Sep 26, 2017
This training will offer experience-based knowledge in advocating within Latino and Southeast Asian communities around issues of domestic violence and provide information on how to address issues of Implicit Bias.
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)


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