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Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County *

Organization Description:

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), a private, non-profit law firm, envisions a day when communities in Los Angeles are strong enough to decide their own destiny; where access to justice is not predicated on social economic status; and everyone has income security, adequate housing, quality education, healthcare and the opportunity to improve their own lives.

NLS provides free legal services to low-income individuals. NLS utilizes a multi-dimentional delivery system of services, including direct client counseling and representation, court based self-help legal access centers, domestic violence clinics, workers' rights clinics and telephone hotlines. Pro Bono Opportunities: Wide range of pro bono opportunities, including direct representation, advice or assistance at our community and court based centers and clinics. Substantive training provided. Bilingual attorneys especially needed. Locations include: Glendale, Pacoima, El Monte, San Fernando, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Pomona, and Lancaster.

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  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Los Angeles
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Armenian, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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