Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School 1736 Family Crisis Center (1736 FCC) 3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550 211 Arlington Avenue, Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Los Angeles, CA 90018 Legal service organization that represents impoverished Provides supportive services in family law matters, children in the Los Angeles County area. Students will encompassing divorce, child custody/visitation, child have direct contact with clients and must commit to at support, paternity, and domestic violence restraining least 8 hours a week. No exceptions. orders, for victims of domestic violence and youth in crisis. Students will assist with client intakes, preparation Laura Streimer, Legal Director (213) 368-6010 of declarations and forms, and court accompaniment. Yolanda McFarlane, Intake Supervisor E-mail: email@example.com Brenda M. Magid (323) 737-3900, ext. 235 Fax: (213) 368-6016 E-Mail: Bmagid@1736fcc.org www.kids-alliance.org www.1736familycrisiscenter.org _______________________________ _______________________________ Anti-Defamation League ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties 10495 Santa Monica Blvd. P.O. Box 87131 Los Angeles, CA 90025 San Diego, CA 92138 Civil rights and other legal issues. Background check. Non-profit civil liberties and civil rights organization. Requires 12-15 hours per week. Students will assist with cases and research on civil rights issues. Michelle Deutchman (310) 446-8000 Fax: (310) 470-8712 Kevin Keenan E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 232-2121, ext. 20 http://adl.org/la/default.asp E-mail: email@example.com _______________________________ www.aclusandiego.org Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution _______________________________ Center of Los Angeles ACLU of Southern California 1145 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100 1616 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017 Los Angeles, CA 90026 Mediation of landlord/tenant issues, housing, Non-profit civil liberties and civil rights organization. neighborhood, consumer/merchant issues and others. Externship students must work 20-30 hours per week for Special emphasis on race relations and multi-party a semester. Pro Bono students needed for intake of complex community mediation. Minimum of 6 weeks, 8 clients. hours a week. Elizabeth Schroeder, Associate Director Ing Phansavath, Kent Zhu, or Carolina Garza Voice: (213) 977-9500 ext.204 (213) 250-8190 Fax: (213) 250-3919 Fax: (213) 250-8195 E-mail: INFO@ACLU-sc.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Carolina.Garza@apadrc.org http://aclu-sc.org _______________________________ _______________________________ Asian Pacific American Legal Center AIDS Project of Los Angeles 1145 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Multi-lingual, culturally sensitive legal service/education. Organization provides assistance in handling legal. Areas include Inter-ethnic relations, consumer advocacy, Problems related to HIV. Students will assist in all mediation, citizenship & naturalization, immigration & aspects of the delivery of services to clients. There is domestic violence. Bilingual capabilities strongly also a project available for 1 student to work on a tax preferred. assistance project. Lulu Amador (213) 977-7500 Laurie Aronoff (213) 637-1692 Fax: (213) 977-7595 E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org; http://apalc.org Fax: (213) 201-1594 apla.org Alliance for Children's Rights Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 1 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School BASTA, Inc. 5200 W. Century Blvd., Suite 300 2500 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 1111 P.O. Box 64996 Los Angeles, CA 90057 Los Angeles, CA 90045 BASTA specializes in tenants' rights and advocacy and A non-profit organization offering education, intervention provides general assistance to tenants, engages in and legal services to young people concerning domestic tenant education and outreach, conducts building violence related issues. Students may assist in all inspections, and utilizes the judicial system to enforce aspects of the legal services program, including possible housing laws, improve living conditions for the poor, and court appearance participation. eliminate substandard housing. Volunteers work will prepare students for the civil litigation process. Brandy Davis, Supervising Attorney (310) 286-3383 Brandy.Davis@break-the-cycle.org Contact: Ben Ramm (213) 736-5050 _______________________________ E-mail: email@example.com California Indian Legal Services Fax: (213) 736-5055; www.bastaforjustice.org 609 S. Escondido Blvd. _______________________________ Escondido, CA 92025 Bet Tzedek Legal Services 145 S. Fairfax Ave. , Suite 200 Assist American Indians and Tribes with special legal Los Angeles, CA 90036 rights of California Indians and Indian Tribes, including child custody, energy, civil rights, land use, and other Non-profit organization assisting clients with housing issues of tribal sovereignty. (eviction defense), real property, estate planning, Mark Raydoff (760) 746-8941, ext. 102 bankruptcy, public benefits, etc. Students will interview (800) 743-8941 clients, research and write, and may represent clients at Fax: (760) 746-1815 administrative court hearings. Send cover letter, resume, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and short legal writing sample to email@example.com http://calindian.org _______________________________ Elissa Barrett, (323) 549-5810 Fax: (323) 549-5880 California Lawyers for the Arts th E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 1641 18 Street http://www.bettzedek.org Santa Monica, CA 90404 _______________________________ Organization of volunteer attorneys providing legal Bet Tzedek Legal Services - Valley Rights Project nd information & assistance through a lawyer referral 12821 Victory Blvd., 2 Floor service, its Arts Arbitration & Mediation Program, North Hollywood, CA 91606 workshops & copyright clinics. Students assist with all aspects of the programs including client referrals, A non-profit organization that assists clients with housing, coordinating mediation hearings, education programs, & bankruptcy, public benefits, and consumer fraud. assisting with outreach to arts and entertainment Students will assist with administrative hearings, case organizations. Please send resume & follow with a call. preparation, client interviews. Must volunteer 7 hours per week. The initial client interviews are between 9 a.m. - Karala Jenkins-Turner (310) 998-5590 11:30 a.m., M-Th. Fax: (310) 998-5594 E-mail: email@example.com Maria Uribe (818) 769-0136 _______________________________ Fax: (818) 763-3299 California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) _______________________________ 449 Broadway Ave. Beverly Hills Bar Association - Barrister's Legal Clinic El Centro, CA 92243 300 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 201 P.O. Box 7277 Organization that assists rural clients with legal issues Beverly Hills, CA 90212 including government benefits, landlord-tenant, and education. Senior legal clinic held at Roxbury Park on the first Saturday of month 10-12 noon. Legal consultation and El Centro Office: (760) 353-0220 (after 1 p.m.) referrals for senior citizens. San Francisco Office: Pat Bearsley (415) 777-2752 www.crla.org Cindy Vezina (310) 601-2440 Fax: (310) 601-2422; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org California Western School of Law Innocence Project Break The Cycle Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 2 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School 225 Cedar Street P.O. Box 15095 San Diego, CA 92101 Los Angeles, CA 90015 Assist getting wrongfully accused persons released from Provides immigration legal services to the poor. Willing to prison. work with students. Flexible hours. Jeff Chinn (619) 525-1485 Julianne Donnelly (213) 251-3505 E-Mail: email@example.com Fax: (213) 487-0986 www.cwsl.edu/main/home.asp www.cliniclegal.org _______________________________ _______________________________ California Women's Law Center Center for Conflict Resolution 6300 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 980 Loyola Law School Los Angeles, CA 90048 919 Albany St. (Cassasa Bldg., Room 101) Policy and support center dedicated to advancing the civil Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211 rights of women and girls in the areas of sex discrimination, family law, reproductive rights, violence On-campus mediation center. Students must contact against women, and child care. Students work includes Center directly regarding the training class. intake, researching and writing memoranda on related legal issues such as employment discrimination, debt Marta Gallegos, Associate Dir. (213) 736-1145 collection, insurance issues, family law & wills. Minimum E-mail: Marta.Gallegos@lls.edu of 4 hours per week. _______________________________ Center for Governmental Studies Vicky Barker (323) 951-9847 10951 West Pico Blvd., Suite 120 Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles, CA 90064 Fax: ((323) 951-9870 _______________________________ Bob Stern (310) 470-6590, ext. 117 Cancer Legal Resource Center Jessica Levinson Loyola Law School Campus Fax: (310) 475-3752 919 Albany St. (Founders Hall, Rm. 214) E-Mail: email@example.com Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cgs.org Provides assistance to those with cancer related legal _______________________________ issues. Students will assist with client intake and Center for Health Care Rights research. Seeking externship students only. 520 S. Lafayette Park Place, Suite 214 Los Angeles, CA 90057 Joanna Morales (213) 736-1455 E-mail: Joanna.Morales@lls.edu Non-profit organization that assists clients with health _______________________________ care coverage issues. Extern students only. Prefer with Catholic Charities medical/science background, but not required. Send 1800 E. Mc Fadden Avenue resume. Santa Ana, CA 92705 Demetria Boyskins-Chestnut (213) 383-4519 x 3004 Provides legal services and resources to indigent Fax: (213) 383-4598 residents in Orange County. E-mail: email@example.com http://healthcarerights.org Terrie Montminy, Exec. Director (714) 347-9605 (714) 347-9600 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://ccoc.org Catholic Legal Immigration Network 1530 James M. Wood Blvd. Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 3 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles 256 S. Occidental Blvd. 201 Center Plaza Dr., Suite 10 Los Angeles, CA 90057 Monterey Park, CA 91754-2178 Non-profit agency dedicated to furthering and protecting Non-profit public benefit organization that represents the civil, constitutional, and human rights of immigrants, children or parents in juvenile court cases involving refugees, children and the poor. children at risk because of alleged child abuse or neglect. Send a resume and cover letter to Katie Stevenson. (213) 388-8693 Fax: (213) 388-8693 Princess Ramey (323) 980-7744 E-mail: email@example.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.centerforhumanrights.org _______________________________ _______________________________ Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles Center for Juvenile Law and Policy 4665 Willow Brook Avenue Loyola Law School Los Angeles, CA 90029 919 Albany Street th Cassasa Building, C508, 5 Floor Provides free legal advice and consultation to the poor Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211 and needy in the County of Los Angeles. Present clinic is held at Catholic Charities’ St. Mary’s Center (across the Represents juveniles in the delinquency court system. street from L.A. City College). Roxanne Hill (213) 736-8339 Sarah Na Olney (323) 319-3559 E-mail: Roxanne.Hill@lls.edu Fax: (323) 337-8317 _______________________________ email@example.com Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) _______________________________ 2845 W. 7th St. Civil Justice Foundation Los Angeles, CA 90005 3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 515 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Provide direct immigration services at clinic as well as represent clients in immigration court. Assist clients in Foundation handles federal litigation complaints to preparing applications for asylum and suspension of remedy civil rights violation inflicted upon incarcerated deportation. Students may research and write briefs and individuals. memorandum. Prefer bilingual students interested in immigration law. Margaret Wilson, Esq. (213) 388-1536 _______________________________ Dan Sharp (213) 385-7800, ext. 153 Community Legal Services (Compton) Henry Aguilar ext. 134 725 W. Rosecrans Ave. Fax: (213) 385-1094 Compton, CA 90222-3947 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Julius Craig Wesson, Directing Attorney www.carecen-la.org (310) 638-5524, ext. 351 _______________________________ Fax: (310) 631-7382 Cesar E. Chavez Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400 www.legal-aid.com Los Angeles, CA 90014 _______________________________ Community Legal Services (Norwalk) Paul Park (213) 362-0260, ext. 261 11834 E. Firestone Blvd. E-mail: email@example.com Norwalk, CA 90650 Fax: (213) 362-0265 www.chavezfoundation.org Domestic violence clinic that assists with TRO’s, consumer issues, family law problems, government benefits, and landlord-tenant disputes. Anthony S. Filer (562) 864-9935, ext. 311 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 4 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Constitutional Rights Foundation 2301 Bellvue Avenue 601 S. Kingsley Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Los Angeles, CA 90005 The Center is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization Non-profit organization that sponsors mock trial that provides social services and outreach programs to competitions in Los Angeles County high schools. at-risk youth, low-income individuals and families. Students are needed to assist with teams. Third year Volunteers will be primarily engaged in legal issues students who have completed trial advocacy are needed dealing with family, criminal, and immigration law. as judges for competitions. Thomas Gehring (213) 273-7000 Laura Wesley (213) 487-5590, ext. 128 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: (213) 386-0459 _______________________________ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org El Rescate Legal Services th _______________________________ 1501 W. 8 Street, Suite 100 Disability Rights California Los Angeles, CA 90015 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 902 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Serves indigent immigrant community in immigration, and consumer fraud, related to immigration through direct Nonprofit Disability Rights Law Firm. Representing services, community education, and advocacy. Students people with developmental, mental & other disabilities, will research and write briefs in preparation for hearing or including children & their families. Areas of work in for review of legal issues. Must work at least 4 hours per special education, ADA, 504, government benefits, etc. week. Prefer bilingual in Spanish & English. Require a regular commitment, flexible hours. Salvador Sanabria (213) 387-3284 ext. 23 Matt Fishler (213) 427-8747, E-mail: email@example.com (800) 776-5746 or (800) 781-4546 Fax: (213) 387-9189 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pai-ca.org www.elrescate.org Fax: (213) 427-8767 _______________________________ _______________________________ Eviction Defense Network Disability Mediation Center 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 208 Loyola Law School Los Angeles, CA 90057 919 Albany St. (Founders Hall, Rm. 214) Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211 Nonprofit legal service provider specializing in eviction defense. On-campus clinic that provides mediation services on disability issues. Lizzeth Henao (213) 385-8112 E-mail: email@example.com Naomi Arakawa (213) 736-1479 Fax: (213) 385-8181 E-mail: Naomi.Arakawa@lls.edu Evictiondefensenetwork.org ______________________________ _______________________________ Disability Rights Legal Center (Formerly known as Fair Housing Foundation The Western Law Center for Disability Rights) 3605 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 302 Loyola Law School Campus, Founders Hall, Rm. 214 Long Beach, CA 90807 On-campus clinic that offers assistance to disabled Program investigates suspected illegal housing clients. Students will assist with the options counseling discrimination. and lawyer referral service, and research. Students will also assist with projects of the center such as civil rights (562) 989-1206, Fax: (562) 989-1836 litigation project, disability mediation center, cancer legal http://www.fairhousingfoundation.com resource center and the learning rights projects. Naomi Arakawa (213) 736-1479 E-mail: Naomi.Arakawa@lls.edu Fair Housing Foundation Dream Center Los Angeles 4401 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 317 Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 5 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Los Angeles, CA 90043 Non-profit environmental organization dedicated to (323) 295-3302 making Santa Monica Bay and Los Angeles County Fax: (323) 295-4660 coastal waters safe and healthy again for people and http://www.fairhousingfoundation.com marine life. _______________________________ F.A.M.E. Renaissance Sara Gandhi (310) 451-1500, ext. 145 1968 West Adams Fax: (310) 496-1902 Los Angeles, CA 90018 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Students will interview clients, discuss client problem with _______________________________ a supervising attorney, and be responsible for completing HIV and AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) all necessary paperwork. The clinic runs from 10:00 am- 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750 1:00 pm, every other Sunday, except holiday weekends. Los Angeles, CA.90010 Chuck Meyer (310) 712-2111 Organization provides assistance in handling legal E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org problems related to HIV. Students will assist in all Marvin Mathis (213) 389-1006 aspects of the delivery of services to clients. Work is also _______________________________ available for 1 student on a tax assistance project.. Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights 1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200 Laurie Aronoff (213) 637-1692 Santa Monica, CA 90405 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: (213) 201-1594, www.halsaservices.org Nonprofit organization that deals with health care, _______________________________ insurance reform, corporate accountability and consumer Housing Rights Center privacy. 520 S. Virgil Avenue, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90020 Pam Pressley (310) 392-0522, ext. 307 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Formerly the Fair Housing Council, Westside/San Gabriel Fax: (310) 392-8874; www.consumerwatchdog.org Valley. Program investigates suspected illegal housing _______________________________ discrimination and racially or religiously motivated Guatemalan Unity Information Agency vandalism or violence. Contact program directly for 4330 W. Beverly Blvd. current needs. Los Angeles, CA 90004 Liam Garland (213) 387-8400, ext. 32 Provides immigration legal services to poor, primarily non- Fax: (213) 381-8555 English speaking people. Hours are flexible, Bilingual www.hrc-la.org capabilities preferred. _______________________________ Immigration Center for Women and Children Rafael Castillo (323) 644-5911 634 South Spring Street, Suite 615 E-mail: email@example.com Los Angeles, CA 90014 _______________________________ Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law ICWC provides immigration services to underrepresented 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710 women and children who are abused, abandoned or Los Angeles, CA 90010 neglected or are victims of domestic violence. Interns will assist with legal research, client intake, completing legal Free clinic offering family law assistance. Clients are forms, drafting pleadings and making court appearances helped with divorce, property division, paternity, child with emphasis on federal immigration laws, restraining custody & visitation, child visitation, child support, and orders, criminal and probate law. domestic violence. The center operates from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students will assist with preparation Suzanne McCormick (213) 614-7934 of pleadings, client interviews, & correspondence. Main Phone: (213) 614-1165 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Erin Dabbs (213) 388-7505, ext. 310 Fax: (213) 624-1163; www.icwclaw.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hbcfl.org Heal the Bay th 1444 9 Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 6 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Inland Counties Legal Services Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Riverside Office Education Services, Inc. 1737 Atlanta Avenue, Suite H-3 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2000 Riverside, CA 92507 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Assist clients with civil matters such as bankruptcy, Students will assist with domestic violence, divorce, consumer law, elder law, family law, housing, land use, restraining orders, family law, and criminal law matters. public benefits. Contact organization directly for information. Dr. Tara Pir (213) 381-1250 E-mail: email@example.com Bob Stanley (951) 368-2555 _______________________________ www.inlandlegal.org International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) _______________________________ 425 East Colorado Street, #550 Inland Counties Legal Services Glendale, CA 91205 San Bernardino Office 715 N. Arrowhead Avenue, Suite 113 Provides resettlement and immigration assistance to San Bernardino, CA 92401 newly arriving refugees from all over the world. Assist clients with civil matters such as bankruptcy, Jennifer Kenyon (818) 550-6220, ext. 6546 consumer law, elder law, family law, housing, land use, Fax: (818) 550-6277 public benefits. Contact organization directly for E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org information. www.theirc.org _______________________________ Bob Roddick (909) 884-8615, ext. 7514 Jenesse Center www.inlandlegal.org P.O. Box 8476 _______________________________ 3731 Stocker Street Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Assn. Los Angeles, CA 90008 Cesar Chavez Community Center 2060 University Avenue, Suite 113 Nonprofit organization working to provide comprehensive Riverside, CA 92507 services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Nonprofit organization serving indigent clients. Don Stephenson (310) 419-6788 Enrique R. Acuna (951) 369-5846 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jenesse.org www.iellaaid.org _______________________________ _______________________________ Judicial Watch, Inc. Inner City Law Center 2540 Huntington Drive. Suite 201 1309 E. 7th St. San Marino, CA 91108 Los Angeles, CA 90021 Students will sit in on court cases. Slum housing litigation and advocacy for the homeless. Students will do legal research and writing, client Sterling Norris (626) 287-4540 interviews, fact gathering for litigation, site visits to slum E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org housing, and draft discovery. Requires 4 hours per week. www.judicialwatch.org Spanish & Asian language speakers are highly needed. _______________________________ KIWA – Korean Immigrant Worker Advocates th nd Betsy Handler, Litigation Director (contact by email) 3465 W. 8 Street, 2 Floor (213) 891-2880, ext. 211 Los Angeles, CA 90005 Fax: (213) 891-2888 E-mail: email@example.com Fighting for economic and social justice by empowering and organizing Korean immigrant workers. Trisha Park (213) 738-9050 Fax: (213) 738-9919 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kiwa.org Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 7 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. development, employment and home ownership cases. 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300 Students will perform client interviews, research and Los Angeles, CA 90010 writing, pleading preparing and assist at administrative hearings. Assist with civil rights cases involving discrimination & infringement of constitutional rights and civil rights based Diana Talamantez (323) 801-7917 on sexual orientation or HIV status. Volunteer@lafla.org _______________________________ Stefan Johnson (213) 382-7600 Legal Aid Society of Orange County Fax: (213) 351-6050 2101 N. Tustin Avenue E-mail: email@example.com Santa Ana, CA 92705 www.lambdalegal.org _______________________________ Assist low income clients with consumer and family law Learning Rights Law Center issues. Students will perform client interviews and 205 S. Broadway, Suite 1008 research and writing. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Anna Lisa Biason (714) 571-5220 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The mission of the Learning Rights Law Center is to _______________________________ ensure low-income students K-12 have equitable access Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino to the education system. Volunteers will deal with 354 W. 6th St. students at risk or involved in the child welfare and/or Downtown Between D-Arrowhead juvenile justice systems; students not accessing the San Bernardino, CA 92401 public school system because of language, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or Assist low income clients with estate planning, family law, inadequate facilities. housing law, landlord-tenant, and poverty law problems. All clients are in Pro Per. Janeen Steel, Executive Director (213) 489-4035 Leticia Mejia (213) 489-4030, ext. 110 Roberta Schouse or Deborah Davis (909) 381-4633, (909) 889-4811 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Fax: (909) 889-6338; www.legalaidofsb.org Fax: (213) 489-4033 _______________________________ _______________________________ Levitt & Quinn Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) 1557 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Central Office th 1550 W. 8 St. Provides low income people individualized legal Los Angeles, CA 90017 assistance in the field of family law. Center gives priority to legal problems involving children. West Office 1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Lucia Reyes, (213) 482-1800 Los Angeles, CA 90019 www.levitt-quinn.org _______________________________ East Los Angeles Office Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice 5228 E. Whittier Blvd. 1241 S. Soto Street, Suite 102 Los Angeles, CA 90022 Los Angeles, CA 90023 Santa Monica Office Provides legal advice and representation in family law, th 1640 5 Street, Suite 124 benefits, consumer law, and housing law. Santa Monica, CA 90401 Steve Arredondo (323) 980-3500, ext. 23 South Central Office E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org th 246 70 Street www.laclj.org Los Angeles, CA 90003 Assist low income clients with consumer, housing, government benefits, family law, immigration, economic Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 8 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Los Angeles County Bar Association Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Barrister's Domestic Violence Project c/o LASC 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Suite 114 Department 8, Rm 245 Los Angeles, CA 90028 111 N. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Provide many legal services to gay and lesbian community including name changes, landlord-tenant Assist victims of domestic violence get temporary disputes, wills, powers of attorney, eviction, and family law restraining orders. Volunteers will assist victims with problems. filling out the TROs and writing the declarations. Roger Logan (323) 993-7400 Deborah Kelly (213) 896-6491 www.lagaycenter.org E-mail: email@example.com; _______________________________ www.lacba.org/domestic_violence Martin Luther King Dispute Resolution Center _______________________________ 4182 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles County Bar Association Los Angeles, CA 90062 Dispute Resolution Services 261 S. Figueroa St., Suite 310 Mediation in landlord/tenant; neighbor/neighbor; Los Angeles, CA 90012 consumer/merchant; employer/employee; interpersonal; domestic; business; organizations. Presentation and Non-profit organization providing mediation and trainings in conflict resolution and mediation provided. arbitration services for people & businesses in Los Year-round community outreach programs. Angeles dealing with various problems. Eric Lee (323) 290-4100 Tobi Inlender (213) 896-6535 _______________________________ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mental Health Advocacy Services www.lacba.org 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 902 _______________________________ Los Angeles, CA 90010 Los Angeles County Bar Association Immigration Legal Assistance Project Adults and children involved in mental health or 300 N. Los Angeles St., Room B122A developmental services systems who meet the income P.O. Box 531968 guidelines are assisted with discrimination cases, Los Angeles, CA 90053 government benefits, patients’ rights, dependency, and special education. Non-profit organization that provides legal advice and consultation to low income persons about immigration. Jim Preis, Executive Director (213) 389-2077 E-mail: email@example.com Mary Mucha (213) 485-0143 www.mhas-la.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________ lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=423 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational _______________________________ Fund (MALDEF) Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc. 634 S. Spring St., 11th Fl. 1000 Corporate Center Drive, Ste. 430 Los Angeles, CA 90014 Monterey Park, CA 91754 National nonprofit Civil Rights organization that advocates The organization is comprised of four non-profit firms for the rights of Latinos in the areas of education, which represent parents with open cases in Dependency immigration, employment, political access & language Court in Los Angeles County. Law clerks/interns would rights. assist in trial preparation, client interviews, follow-up phone calls, research and writing. Christine Martinez, HR Director (213) 629-2512 E-mail: email@example.com Lucia Murillo (323) 859-8503 www.maldef.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 9 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School National Center for Lesbian Rights National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. 8124 W. 3rd St., Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Los Angeles, CA 90048 NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which Non-profit organization that focuses on civil rights, civil litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate liberties, and human rights. Students will assist with court levels; advocates for equitable public policies administrative hearings, case preparation, client affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interviews, policy work, and research and writing. (LGBT) community; provides free legal assistance to Requires 12+ hours per week. Prefer Spanish speaking, LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts but not required. community education on LGBT legal issues. Jim Lafferty (323) 653-4510 Los Angeles: Jody Marksamer (323) 993-7537 Fax: (323) 653-3245; www.nlg-la.org San Francisco: Joshua Delgado (415) 392-6257, ext. 331 E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com _______________________________ www.nclrights.org National Senior Citizens' Law Center _______________________________ 3435 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2860 National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles, CA 90010-1938 675 S. Park View, Ste. Base Los Angeles, CA 90057 Organization that assists senior citizens with civil rights, disability law, health care, housing, public benefits, and National nonprofit organization that focuses on civil rights constitutional law issues. Students will assist with case and liberties of day laborers in the area of employment preparation, research, and writing. rights, labor laws, and immigration. Gerald McIntyre (213) 639-0930, ext. 300 Marissa Nuncio (213) 380-2783 Eric Carlson (213) 674-2813; firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com Fax: (213) 639-0934; firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________ _______________________________ National Farmworkers Service Center, Inc. Natural Resources Defense Council 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400 1314 Second Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Manuel Bernal (213) 362-0260 Non-profit organization that litigates environmental Fax: (213) 362-0265 defense issues. Students must volunteer a minimum of E-mail: email@example.com one day a week. _______________________________ Molly Greenwood (310) 434-2300 National Health Law Program E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd. Fax: (310) 434-2399; www.nrdc.org Los Angeles, CA 90034 _______________________________ Organization that focuses on health care issues & poverty Neighborhood Legal Services of L.A. County rights. Students will assist with client interviews, research, Self Help Access Centers and writing. Contact org. directly for information. Glendale: 1104 E. Chevy Chase Drive (mailing address) Glendale, CA 91205 Manjusha P. Kulkani, Esq. (310) 204-6010, ext. 104 Van Nuys: 14400 Delano Street Fax: (310) 204-0891 Van Nuys, CA 91401 th E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pomona: 400 Civic Center Plaza, 7 Floor, Rm 702 _______________________________ Pomona, CA 91766 National Immigration Law Center Palmdale: 38256 Sierra Highway 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite. 2850 Palmdale, CA 93550 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Hands-on opportunity assisting unrepresented litigants (Pro Non-profit center focusing on immigration & alien rights. Per) with completing court forms for Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Small Claims & other Civil matters Monica Guizar (213) 639-3900 Fax: (213) 639-3911 Diana Avendano (818) 834-7585; www.nls-la.org E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com www.nilc.org Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 10 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Neighborhood Legal Services of San Fernando Post Conviction Assistance Center Family Law Center 1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 310 13327 Van Nuys Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 Pacoima, CA 91331 Students will research & review claims of innocence by Family Law/Domestic Violence. Student will assist with convicted persons. The Center’s work focuses on police client intake and document preparation at the San misconduct & DNA cases. Students must be computer Fernando, Van Nuys, or Burbank Courthouse. Requires proficient, interested in criminal defense & civil rights 3.5 per week in the morning. issues. Diane Trunk (818) 834-7563 Gigi Gordon (310) 479-2228 Chancela Al-Mansour 1-800-433-6251, Ext. 126 firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com _______________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org Public Counsel - Child Care Law Project www.nls-la.org 810 S. Ardmore Ave. _______________________________ P. O. Box 76900 Orange County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator Los Angeles, CA 90076 Lamoreaux Justice Center 341 The City Drive Represent clients for child care issues. Students will Orange, CA 92868 assist with client interviews, case preparation, and administrative hearings. Requires 4 hours per week. Assist clients in representing themselves in Family Law Intake of clients is on M - Th mornings. matters. Ted Zepeda (213) 385-2977, ext. 125 Jody Farrell (714) 935-8300 Fax: (213) 385-9889 www.occourts.org E-mail: email@example.com _______________________________ Pacific Legal Foundation Volunteer Online! www.publiccounsel.org 3900 Lennane Drive, Suite 200 _______________________________ Sacramento, CA 95834 Public Counsel – Children’s Rights Project 601 S. Ardmore Ave. Org. that works on environmental law, private property Los Angeles, CA 90005 rights., limited government and free enterprise system legislation, Anti-Affirmative Action, students’ rights., victims’ Students will handle case preparation and research. rights Students should send their resume & writing sample. Contact organization directly for information. Eileen Dutra (916) 419-7111 Ted Zepeda (213) 385-2977, ext. 125 Fax: (916) 419-7747 Fax: (213) 385-9089 firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com _______________________________ _______________________________ Peace Over Violence (formerly LA Commission on Public Counsel - Community and Charitable Assaults Against Women) Organizations Representation Project (CORP) 892 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Ste. D 601 S. Ardmore Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 Los Angeles, CA 90005 Kevi Neimi (626) 584-6191 Volunteers represent nonprofit corporations and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org community groups on the full range of transactional legal www.lacaaw.org; http://peaceoverviolence.org matters, including: incorporation and corporate _______________________________ organizations, preparation of tax-exempt applications, Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic Tax Project review, negotiation and preparation of leases, loan 545 S. San Pedro Street documents. Los Angeles, CA 90013 Ted Zepeda (213) 385-2977, ext. 125 Located at the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown L.A. E-mail: email@example.com Brittany Stringfellow-Otey (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413 E-mail: Lmoorandian@urm.org Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 11 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School Public Counsel - Consumer and Housing Law Project Rainbow Services th 601 S. Ardmore Ave. 453 W. 7 Street Los Angeles, CA 90005 San Pedro, CA 90731 Assist clients with consumer & home equity fraud matters. Rainbow Services provides comprehensive services to Students will help with client interviews at Public Counsel’s families who are affected by domestic violence. offices and/or at community based clinics. Volunteers will work on a variety of legal projects, which will include researching and writing legal memoranda, Ted Zepeda (213) 385-2977, ext. 125 analyzing legislation, working with various community- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org based coalitions, engaging in public education and www.publiccounsel.org advocacy, and assisting clients with restraining order _______________________________ and immigration matters. Public Counsel - Homeless Advocacy Project 601 S. Ardmore Ave. Marci Fukuroda (310) 548-5450, ext. 109 Los Angeles, CA 90005 Fax: (310) 548-0611 E-mail: email@example.com Participate in legal clinics for homeless youth and adults _______________________________ offered at shelters. Students will assist with client San Diego Coastkeeper interviews, advocacy and preparing declarations. Clinic 2825 Deway Road, Suite 200 meets at different shelters during the week and on San Diego, CA 92106 weekends. (619) 758-7743 Paul Freese (213) 385-2977, ext. 109 Fax: (619) 224-4638 _______________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org Public Counsel - Immigration Project www.sdcoastkeeper.org 601 S. Ardmore Ave. _______________________________ Los Angeles, CA 90005 San Fernando Fair Housing Council 8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 206 Assist clients with immigration issues. Students will help Panorama City, CA 91402 with client interviews, case preparation, and administrative hearings. Program investigates suspected illegal housing discrimination and racially or religiously motivated Ted Zepeda (213) 385-2977, ext. 125 vandalism or violence. E-mail: email@example.com _______________________________ Diana Bruno (818) 373-1185 Public Law Center (PLC) www.hrc-la.org 601 Civic Center Drive West _______________________________ Santa Ana, CA 92701 San Pedro Community Legal Services (SPCLS) P.O. Box 311 Organization assists low-income and indigent in civil San Pedro, CA. 90733 matters such as family law, debtor/creditor, landlord/tenant, tort, bankruptcy, estate planning, health Spanish speakers only. care issues, civil rights, housing, and consumer rights. Non-profit organization that deals with any action that stems from domestic violence. The center also handles Kristen Lara (714) 541-1010, ext. 284 divorce and family law related issues. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Maricela de la Torre (310) 521-1180 E-mail: email@example.com www.spcls.org _______________________________ Santa Monica Baykeeper P.O. Box 10096 Marina del Rey, CA 90295 Tatiana Gaur (310) 305-9645, ext. 5 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (310) 305-7985, www.smbaykeeper.org Surfrider Foundation Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 12 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School P.O. Box 6010 3701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 208 San Clemente, CA 92674-6010 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and Fall & Spring Only. Specializes in high impact class enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, for action policy litigation affecting poor persons in California. all people, through conservation, activism, research and Cases involve welfare, housing, health, and other areas, education. Select from 60 chapters. including civil rights. Angela Howe (800) 743-7873, ext. 38 Greg Spiegel (213) 235-2614 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.surfrider.org Kim Lewis (213) 235-2628 _______________________________ E-mail: email@example.com Sweatshop Watch Vanessa Lee (213) 235-2613 137 N. Virgil Avenue, #205 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wclp.org Los Angeles, CA 90004 _______________________________ Western Justice Center Foundation Represents workers on labor laws regulating minimum 55 S. Grand Avenue wage and overtime rules. Pasadena, CA 91105 Rini Chakraborty (213) 748-5945 The mission of the Western Justice Center is to E-mail: email@example.com increase the opportunity for peaceful conflict resolution Fax: (213) 748-5955; www.sweatshopwatch.org and displace the power of violence in our society. We _______________________________ design, implement, evaluate, and promote innovative The Wage Justice Center methods of conflict prevention and resolution for 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500A children, communities and courts. Los Angeles, CA 90057 Erin Moore or Angela Oh (626) 584-7494 Volunteers will assist with legal research/writing, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org completing legal forms, drafting declarations, and client email@example.com intakes and communications. If the volunteer has the _______________________________ time and willingness to commit, the will represent Westside Tenant Action Center workers at administrative hearings, conduct judgment 318 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 225 debtor exams, and if they are certified, make Santa Monica, CA 90401 appearances in conjunction with us. Non-profit organization that assists tenants with unlawful Melvin Yee (213) 471-2787 detainer actions and other landlord-tenant issues. Clinic Fax: (213) 596-5991 operates Tues. between 7-9 pm & Sat. between 1-4 pm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.wagejustice.org (310) 399-9255 _______________________________ _______________________________ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (V.I.T.A.) Women Lawyers Assoc. of Los Angeles Jail Project Loyola Law School Course- SPRING SEMESTER ONLY 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 617 Los Angeles, CA 90014 IRS sponsored program that has volunteers assist low income people with tax returns. Students will attend Students will assist with client interviews and counseling training and directly prepare tax returns. Offered as a for 2 hours per week. clinic on-campus. Additional information and sign ups in the Externship Office, FH 240. Paige Gold (213) 507-6456 or Kay Ouo (213) 892-8982 E-mail: email@example.com, www.wlala.org (213) 736-1103 or www.vita-volunteers.org Western Center on Law and Poverty, Inc. Working People’s Law Center Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 13 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing. Approved Pro Bono Organizations Loyola Law School 1475 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Specializes in Crime and Family Law. Arthur Goldberg (213) 250-5500 Fax: (213) 250-2846 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.workingpeopleslaw.org _______________________________ YWCA Wings Battered Women's Shelter P.O. Box 1464 West Covina, CA 91793 Organization runs a hotline that provides legal advice to victims of domestic violence and referral to battered women's shelter. Contact organization directly. Trainings are held every few months. Amanda Turek (626) 338-3123, ext. 15 email@example.com Fax: (626) 338-5419 Published: October 2008; http://intranet.lls.edu/publicinterestlaw/probono/index.html p. 14 Disclaimer: Loyola Law School does not endorse any agency listed on the Approved Pro Bono listing.
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