Community Legal Aid SoCal

Founded 1958. Serves low income individuals and seniors in Orange County and southeast Los Angeles County as Community Legal Services (CLS). Has offices in the cities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Compton, and Norwalk.
Organization Website

Twitter: @LegalAidOC
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, Children, Consumer Protection, Disability: Mental Health, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Employment, Health Care, Housing, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Social Security Benefits, Workers Rights
Acronym or short name: LASOC

Community Legal Aid SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we support clients with the following services:

  • Evaluation, Advice, and Counsel
      • Clinics, Workshops, and Self-Help Centers
      • Direct Representation
      • Impact Litigation
      • Policy Advocacy


News Story

What happens when homeless people are sent to motels? Some are welcomed, some treated warily, some kicked out

Theresa Walker
The Orange County Register
March 27, 2018
Even after the hurdle of finding housing, formerly homeless people are still experiencing discrimination and backlash to their placement in local motels.

News Story

Too Scared to Report Sexual Abuse. The Fear: Deportation.

Jennifer Medina
New York Times (NYT)
April 30, 2017
Amid fear of deportation, reports on sexual abuse and domestic violence have declined significantly compared to last year.

News Story

Law schools fund firms to train recent graduates

Sudhin Thanawala
Huffington Post
June 15, 2015


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))

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