Started in 1919, provides civil legal aid in poverty law. HQ in San Diego.
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Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: LSC Grantees, IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Child Custody, Community Outreach: Health Care, Consumer Protection, Disability: Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Health Care, Housing: Discrimination, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Immigration, Social Security Benefits
Acronym or short name: LASSD

LASSD is a nonprofit poverty law firm that provides free legal services to lower income San Diego residents relating to healthcare, housing, public benefits, child custody, immigration, and consumer protection. The firm is funded by government sources (City, County, State and Federal), as well as endowments and charities.

LASSD operates the Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA). It is a stand-alone project that specializes in health law, health care access, and education.

LASSD runs clinics at local courts in eviction, conservatorship, restraining orders, federal tax debts, civil appeals, debt collection defense and Medi-Cal/CalFresh/CalWorks hearings.

Founded in 1919 through the trust of Dewitt C. Mitchell and incorporated as the Legal Aid Society of San Diego in 1953.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)


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California’s Obamacare exchange criticized for not fixing enrollment, tax errors

Chad Terhune
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
August 21, 2015
The Health Consumer Alliance of San Diego, representing several legal aid organizations, sent a letter to Covered California complaining about problems with the implementation of the health laws.


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