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                                                M ARCH 30, 2010
                   Dear Natalie,
                   Another season of our cold and wet weather Homeless Armory                Practice Areas
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                   amazing 124 volunteers who gave their time to provide legal               Bankruptcy
                   assistance to our homeless population. PLC would especially like          Benefits
                   to thank the Orange County Public Defender's Office, who staff the
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                   Armory Clinics year after year to answer criminal legal questions.
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                   PLC seeks volunteer attorneys to present at workshops for local           Disability Rights
                   nonprofits in the areas of Employment Law and Risk Management.            Dissolution
                   If you are interested or would like additional information, please        Elder Law
                   click here.                                                               Employment
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                   Kirsten Kreymann
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                   ADOPTION
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                   BANKRUPTCY
                   Bankruptcy, PLC 09-1016935
                   Client is a 51 year old monolingual Spanish speaker. He is the sole provider for his two children. He
                   owes over $25,000 in unsecured debt, including a judgment entered against him for just over
                   $1,600. Client works full time to support his family and cannot afford a wage garnishment. He
                    would like assistance filing for bankruptcy. PLC can provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin

                   Bankruptcy, PLC 09-1016662
                   In August 2009, a loan modification company encouraged client to file an emergency bankruptcy to
                   save her home from foreclosure. The company never followed through with client, the bankruptcy
                   was dismissed for failure to appear at the 341(a) meeting and client and her husband lost their
                   home. Client has about $25,000 in unsecured debt, as well as an unsecured home equity line of
                   credit and would like assistance filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Client speaks some English but is
                   more comfortable in Spanish. PLC can provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin

                   Bankruptcy, PLC 09-1016925
                   Over the past three years client has gone through some difficult times, in particular his income from
                   his family's business has decreased significantly. Client has over $100,000 in unsecured debt, as
                   well as a mortgage with a principal balance of just under $250,000. Client has been sued by three
                   creditors, one of which has gone to a default judgment. Client transferred his car title to his sister
                   within the last year, but it would be exempted in bankruptcy. Client would like assistance filing
                   bankruptcy to stop the harassing phone calls and to get a fresh start.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin




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                   Bankruptcy, PLC 09-1017044
                   Client is a 54 year old English speaking male. He has been unemployed for six months. Client was
                   previously employed as a field engineer. Since losing his job he has been using credit cards to pay
                   living expenses. Client has $37,000 in unsecured debt and can no longer pay his bills. He is receiving
                   harassing phone calls daily from his creditors and would like the assistance of an attorney to help file
                   bankruptcy to gain a fresh start financially.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

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                   BENEFITS
                   Benefits/Disability Rights, PLC 10-1017369
                   Client suffers from HIV/AIDS and Guillaume Barre syndrome, and was recently hospitalized due to
                   intractable pain. Client seeks assistance with denial of food stamps due to his inability to complete a
                   court-ordered drug treatment program (possession only) and has requested a hearing and
                   reconsideration. Client's probation officer is willing to confirm that client was dismissed from
                   program due to inability to complete due to illness.
                   Email PLC AIDS Legal Assistance Project Attorney Leslie Lindgren

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                   CHILD CUSTODY
                   Custody, PLC 10-1017813
                   Client is a monolingual Spanish speaker who seeks sole legal and physical custody of his one year
                   old child. Client believes the mother of his child is a negligent parent. He thinks mother suffers from
                   a slight mental disability which may prevent her from being a responsible parent. Mother lives with
                   her parents and father's efforts at visitation are frequently frustrated by mother's parents. PLC will
                   provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Custody, PLC 09-1017191
                   English speaking client seeks visitation with her nine year old son. Father obtained custody of son
                   after mother's substance abuse prevented her from taking appropriate care of the children. Mother
                   no longer uses drugs and is completing parenting and drug classes. Mother already enjoys weekend
                   visitation with her two other children who social services took away and gave to maternal
                   grandmother.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Custody/Visitation, PLC 10-1017375
                   Monolingual Spanish speaking 23 year old unmarried client seeks sole legal and sole physical
                   custody of her children who are seven and five years old. Client has always been the custodial
                   parent. Client left the children's father in 2006. He abused client by slapping her, kicking her, and
                   threatening to throw her out of his moving car. Children witnessed the domestic violence. Recently,
                   father said he planned to take the children from her and go to Mexico. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Custody/Visitation, PLC 09-1016647
                   Client is a 30 year old woman who would like to modify or establish custody, visitation, and child
                   support with each of the fathers of her two children. One child is 10 years of age and client wants to
                   modify custody/visitation/child support orders from 2001. The other child is three and client wants to
                   file a petition to establish a parental relationship and establish orders for that child.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Visitation/Guardianship, PLC 10-1017712
                   Twenty-eight year old client seeks help obtaining visitation with his 13 year old daughter. Client was



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                   incarcerated when his daughter was two years old. He served eight years in prison for attempted
                   murder. Before his imprisonment, client visited daughter regularly. While client was in prison, the
                   biological mother of the minor died and the maternal grandparents obtained guardianship of their
                   granddaughter. The maternal grandparents will probably oppose client's bid for visitation with his
                   daughter.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

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                   CONSERVATORSHIP
                   Conservatorship, PLC 10-1017838
                   Client seeks help obtaining a conservatorship for his 20 year old daughter who suffers from a
                   number of mental disabilities. Daughter is unable to care for herself as her comprehension level is
                   that of a six year old. Client seeks a conservatorship to allow him to make medical decisions for his
                   daughter.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

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                   CONSUMER
                   Lemon Law, PLC 10-1017860
                   Client purchased a pre-owned car with a five year warranty from a dealer in October 2004. Client
                   experienced stalling problems and noises and tried to have the dealer repair the car. Client believes
                   that she paid for repairs that should have been covered by the warranty. The car is now inoperable
                   and stored at repair shop. Client owes less than $1,000 on the car. She seeks attorney assistance
                   to try and recoup the money she has spent on the vehicle.
                   Email PLC Consumer Law Attorney Quyen Tu

                   Fair Credit Reporting Act, PLC 09-1015644
                   A judgment was obtained by a law firm representing two private individuals. Client partially satisfied
                   this judgment in September 2005, but the attorney continued to report that client owes the full
                   amount to the credit reporting agencies. This incorrect tradeline has negatively affected client's
                   ability to obtain new credit. Client seeks assistance in correcting her credit report.
                   Email PLC Consumer Law Attorney Quyen Tu

                   Collections, PLC 09-1017339
                   Client fell behind on his rent payments at an apartment complex where he resided with his family,
                   including four children under the age of 13. The property management company overseeing the
                   apartment complex sued client in unlawful detainer and obtained a default judgment against him.
                   Client was subsequently evicted, and his wages were garnished to satisfy the judgment. In late
                   September 2009, client's employer changed pay check companies. Client called the attorney
                   representing the property management company to inform them of the change in pay check
                   companies for purposes of garnishing his wages. Counsel for the property management company
                   then demanded that client immediately pay the remaining balance of $865 plus $415 in accrued
                   interest. Client stated that he is able to pay the balance of the judgment, but cannot do so in one
                   lump sum. His employment income is the sole source of income for his family. Client would like an
                   attorney to help him negotiate a payment schedule with opposing counsel.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Collections, PLC 09-1016849
                   Client is a 55 year old female. She purchased a pharmacy management system in July 2008 and
                   agreed to pay a monthly license and support fee. The contract stated that client will be trained on
                   how to use system. Client ceased making monthly license payments because training was not
                   provided and system did not work properly. Client would like assistance in recovering the monthly
                   fees paid and reducing the monthly fee.
                   Email PLC Consumer Law Attorney Quyen Tu




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                   Collections, PLC 09-1017172
                   Client had a default judgment entered against him on November 6, 2009. Client missed payments on
                   a motorcycle due to unemployment. He is now employed and would like assistance in reinstating his
                   contract and avoiding a wage garnishment.
                   Email PLC Consumer Law Attorney Quyen Tu

                   Property Lien, PLC 09-1016936
                   Monolingual Spanish speaking client seeks help lifting a lien placed on her property by a bail bond
                   company. She offered her house as collateral for her son's bail. The bail was exonerated but the
                   lien is still on the property. Apparently, the bail bond company charged client for an ankle monitoring
                   device. These devices are usually issued by the state. When PLC challenged this, a representative
                   of the company said that he would release the lien by the end of November 2009, but has failed to
                   do so. Client plans to refinance her home and is unable to with the lien on her property. PLC can
                   provide an interpreter if necessary.
                   Email PLC Consumer Law Attorney Quyen Tu

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                   DISABILITY RIGHTS
                   Personal Rights/HIPAA Violation, PLC 10-1017359
                   Client is an extremely poor 55 year old monolingual Latina. She has HIV/AIDS. Client was brought
                   to a local ER by a friend because she had a pulmonary infection. At the ER, the hospital translator
                   informed client's friend that she has HIV/AIDS. Client seeks assistance in filing an administrative
                   claim for HIPAA violation.
                   Email PLC AIDS Legal Assistance Project Attorney Leslie Lindgren

                   Disability Rights/Benefits, PLC 10-1017369
                   Client suffers from HIV/AIDS and Guillaume Barre syndrome, and was recently hospitalized due to
                   intractable pain. Client seeks assistance with denial of food stamps due to his inability to complete a
                   court-ordered drug treatment program (possession only) and has requested a hearing and
                   reconsideration. Client's probation officer is willing to confirm that client was dismissed from
                   program due to inability to complete due to illness.
                   Email PLC AIDS Legal Assistance Project Attorney Leslie Lindgren

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                   DISSOLUTION
                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017702
                   Client seeks assistance obtaining dissolution from her husband of nine years. The couple has two
                   daughters (ages three and six). Client's spouse suffers from drug and alcohol addiction that
                   stimulates domestic violence. Husband was recently arrested for a third DUI, and he is presently
                   incarcerated. Client wants sole legal and physical custody of her daughters, and dad will enjoy
                   visitation rights. There is no community property or debt to be divided.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017763
                   Client is a monolingual Spanish speaker who needs help obtaining dissolution of her nine year
                   marriage. The couple shares a five year old and one year old child. Client wants sole legal and
                   physical custody and monitored visitation for her spouse, who allegedly suffers from alcohol abuse.
                   There is no community property or community debt to be divided. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017704
                   Client seeks dissolution from her husband of 13 years. She and her spouse share three children,
                   twin 11 year old daughters and a five year old son. Clients wishes to obtain sole legal and physical
                   custody. She states her husband suffers from a substance abuse problem and a violent temper, and




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                   therefore wants his visitation to be monitored. The client states there are no community debts or
                   assets. Client is bilingual but is more comfortable speaking Spanish. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017758
                   Client is a monolingual Spanish speaker who needs help dissolving her marriage of 12 years. Client
                   and husband have a 13 year old daughter. Community property includes a house and the couple
                   shares a community debt of $30,000. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017604
                   Predominantly Spanish speaking client seeks help dissolving her seven year marriage. The couple
                   shares a 13 year old daughter. Client desires sole legal and physical custody but she also wants
                   her spouse to enjoy visitation with his daughter. There is no community debt. Community property
                   includes a car, furniture, electronic equipment. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017659

                   Client is a monolingual Spanish speaker who seeks dissolution of her 15 year marriage. Client was
                   the victim of substantial domestic violence and won a five year restraining order. She and her
                   spouse share two children, who are 13 and 14 years old. There is no community debt or community
                   property to be divided. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1017252
                   Twenty-eight year old monolingual Spanish speaker needs help dissolving her marriage of 13
                   years. The couple has three children ranging from 13 to five years old. Client has been the primary
                   custodial parent since 2007 per a restraining order in Los Angeles County. Father has visitation
                   every weekend from Friday to Sunday. The couple does not share any debts; client thinks they
                   share a parcel of land in Mexico. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 10-1017363
                   Client, a monolingual Spanish speaker, would like assistance dissolving her marriage of 19 years.
                   She and her spouse share three children. The client states that she is the victim of domestic
                   violence and she obtained a Temporary Restraining Order in December. The couple owns a home
                   that is in foreclosure. Client says husband owns two other homes but he never put client on title.
                   The existence of other community property or debt is unclear. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1015478
                   Client is a 46 year old monolingual Spanish speaker who would like help dissolving her marriage.
                   She and her husband share one minor child. Client seeks sole legal and physical custody of the
                   child. There are no community assets to be divided and the only debt is $8,000 which the couple
                   owes the IRS. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1016570
                   Monolingual Spanish speaker seeks help in dissolving her 17 year marriage. There are three children
                   of the marriage. Husband is incarcerated. Community property includes a home with a mortgage in
                   arrears, cars, and a retirement plan. Community debts include hospital bills. PLC will provide a
                   translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1015944



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                   Assistance is needed in dissolving a 10 year marriage. Client is a monolingual Spanish speaker.
                   Client obtained a restraining order against her husband. The couple shares legal and physical
                   custody of three children. There is no community property or debt. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1016377
                   Monolingual Spanish speaking client seeks help dissolving her eight year marriage. There are three
                   children of the marriage and client wants to obtain sole legal and physical custody of them, as well
                   as child support. There are no community assets or debts. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1016443
                   Monolingual Spanish speaking client requests assistance dissolving her 15 year marriage. There are
                   four minor children of the marriage. The couple resides in the same home. The client has been the
                   victim of domestic violence and her husband has been jailed for DV. Client seeks sole legal and
                   physical custody of the children with supervised visitation for her husband. Community property
                   includes a house and a car. There is money owed to a credit union. PLC will provide a translator if
                   necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1016005
                   Client seeks help dissolving her 14 year marriage. Client is a monolingual Spanish speaking client.
                   The couple has three minor children. Client's husband has been deported due to criminal convictions.
                   Client seeks sole legal and physical custody of her children. Client may have acquired a 401k during
                   part of the marriage. She filed for bankruptcy a year ago. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Dissolution, PLC 09-1016320
                   Monolingual Spanish speaking client seeks assistance in dissolving his eight year marriage. Client
                   and his wife have three minor children. He seeks joint legal, but sole physical custody of the children.
                   He wants his wife to have reasonable visitation. Community property includes a house in Mexico.
                   There is no community debt. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

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                   ELDER LAW
                   Elder Law, PLC 09-1017304
                   Client is an 86 year old English speaking man who 1) would like to be reunited with his spouse and
                   2) believes his wife's daughter (his step-daughter) took money from his bank account and sold his
                   cars without his consent and then pocketed the profit. He and his spouse retired to Hawaii where his
                   spouse suffered a stroke. Spouse's daughter took her recovering mother to Colorado to take care of
                   her. Client moved back to California and presently resides in a retirement home near his son. Client
                   asked his step-daughter if she would send her mother to California so client and spouse could live in
                   the same retirement home. Step-daughter does not answer client's requests and client feels
                   step-daughter prevents him from speaking with his wife.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

                   Elder Abuse & Predatory Lending, PLC 10-1017387
                   Clients are a wife and husband, 84 and 67 years old respectively. The wife has been living in the
                   home since 1960. In 2006, a broker cold-called once a week for six weeks until he was finally invited
                   to the clients' home. The broker convinced the clients to refinance their reverse mortgage. At this
                   time, they had substantial equity in their home The husband was heavily medicated and in a
                   wheelchair at the meeting. The clients were not working at this time and their sole source of income
                   was from social security benefits. The broker told the clients that they could get back into a reverse
                   mortgage after a few years, which was clearly not the case. The clients now only have a few months



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                   worth of mortgage payments left in their savings and are afraid of losing their home. Clients may
                   have several claims under California State Law against the broker and their lender, including financial
                   elder abuse. The statute of limitations for clients' state claims will expire by June 2010. PLC would
                   be willing to co-counsel on this case.
                   E-mail Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

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                   EMPLOYMENT

                   Employment Discrimination, PLC 09-1016773
                   Client is living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vitiligo, which is a disfiguring condition affecting client's
                   pigmentation. Client had been employed as a food server for three years, when an incident at work
                   led to his dismissal. Client states that another employee at work grabbed client around the neck and
                   pushed him to the ground, breaking the skin on client's lip. The employee made obscene comments
                   to client. Employee then accused client of sexual harassment and an investigation by human
                   resources resulted in client's dismissal. Client states that there was a witness to this incident and
                   that it was captured on video. Client seeks legal counsel to discuss his rights and explore any legal
                   remedies.
                   Email PLC AIDS Legal Assistance Project Attorney Leslie Lindgren

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                   GUARDIANSHIP
                   Guardianship/Visitation, PLC 10-1017712
                   Twenty-eight year old English speaking client seeks help obtaining visitation with his 13 year old
                   daughter. Client was incarcerated when his daughter was two years old. He served eight years in
                   prison for attempted murder. Before his imprisonment, client visited daughter regularly. While client
                   was in prison, the biological mother of the minor died and the maternal grandparents obtained
                   guardianship of their granddaughter. The maternal grandparents will probably oppose client's bid for
                   visitation with his daughter.
                   Email PLC Family Law Attorney Cynthia Holton

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                   HOMEOWNERSHIP
                   Predatory Lending & Elder Abuse, PLC 10-1017387
                   Clients are a wife and husband, 84 and 67 years old respectively. The wife has been living in the
                   home since 1960. In 2006, a broker cold-called once a week for six weeks until he was finally
                   invited to the clients' home. The broker convinced the clients to refinance their reverse mortgage.
                   At this time, they had substantial equity in their home. The husband was heavily medicated and in a
                   wheelchair at the meeting. The clients were not working at this time and their sole source of income
                   was from social security benefits. The broker told the clients that they could get back into a reverse
                   mortgage after a few years, which was clearly not the case. The clients now only have a few
                   months worth of mortgage payments left in their savings and are afraid of losing their home. Clients
                   may have several claims under California State Law against the broker and their lender, including
                   financial elder abuse. The statute of limitations for clients' state claims will expire by June 2010.
                   PLC would be willing to co-counsel on this case.
                   E-mail Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017586
                   Client received a Notice of Default in September 2009. This case is time sensitive since client might
                   receive a Notice of Trustee's Sale soon. Client is a 61 year old female and has been living in her
                   home for the past 17 years. She is about seven months behind in her mortgage payments and is
                   currently unemployed. Client was previously employed at the same company for 23 years before
                   being laid off. Now, client's only source of income is unemployment at $1,824 per month. Client
                   applied for a loan modification and was denied based on income. Client is desperate to keep her



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                   home and will be trying to get renters to increase her income. She believes she may be able to get
                   one or two renters to pay $500 each. Client's current monthly mortgage is $1415. Client would like
                   the assistance of someone to advocate on her behalf for another loan modification application.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017539
                   Client is current on her mortgage. Client is a 78 year old female, whose source of income is social
                   security of $1,657 per month. Client's son used to assist her with making her mortgage payments
                   when he could, but he recently became unemployed. Client's daughter will soon be moving in to
                   assist with expenses and expects to contribute about $2,000 each month to the household. Client's
                   current monthly mortgage is $1,857. Client does have around $165,000 in equity. Client had been
                   using her savings to pay her monthly mortgage payments, but her savings has run out.. Client is in
                   desperate need of assistance in submitting a loan modification application to avoid foreclosure.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017442
                   Client refinanced his home loan in 2006 to obtain a fixed rate. He is about three months behind on
                   his mortgage payments, which are currently about $2,200 per month. Client is working two jobs to
                   make ends meet, earning about $3,500 per month. Client also rents a room in his house for $500
                   per month. Client would like assistance negotiating with his lender for a loan modification to allow
                   him to remain in his home.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017587
                   Client is current on mortgage payments. Client is 55 years old and self employed. Client has a
                   yearly income of about $22,000. Client and his wife recently separated. Client's other source of
                   income is from two rental properties totaling $4,700 monthly, although his wife currently lives in one
                   of the properties and is paying the monthly mortgage. One of the client's rental properties is paid in
                   full. Client's current monthly mortgage is $2,175. Client's wife is no longer assisting with expenses
                   since they have separated and client would like to apply for a loan modification to hopefully reduce
                   his monthly mortgage payment.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017585
                   Clients are three months behind on their mortgage payments and have not received a Notice of
                   Default. Wife lost her job in April of 2009 and is currently receiving disability benefits. Husband is
                   employed full time. Clients' total monthly income is around $9,790. Clients' current monthly
                   mortgage payment is $3,002. Clients have previously applied for a loan modification but were
                   denied because of their high debt. Clients filed bankruptcy and tried to apply for another loan
                   modification but were denied because the investor did not find that they had a good cause for
                   hardship. Clients do not have the denial in writing. Clients are in desperate need of assistance and
                   would like to avoid foreclosure. Clients require assistance with a loan modification application.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Vanessa Leonardo

                   Loan Modification, PLC 10-1017696
                   Client and her husband refinanced their loan in 2006, into an Option ARM. Their current servicer has
                   only offered a repayment plan, which they cannot afford. Client had a sale date scheduled for
                   February 2009, but it has been postponed for over a year now. Clients owe significantly more than
                   what their house is worth, but are determined to keep their house and would like assistance
                   negotiating with their servicer for a loan modification.
                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin

                   Homeownership, PLC 10-1017399
                   Client's home was sold at trustee's sale in May 2009. Client has since been evicted from his
                   property and is now homeless. Client may have some potential claims against his lender for
                   wrongful foreclosure which would allow him to recover some damages. PLC is looking for an
                   experienced real estate attorney who would be willing to examine the facts of the case to determine
                   if there is a viable lawsuit, and then possibly litigate the case if there is something there.



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                   Email Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow Leigh Ferrin

                   Mobile Homes, PLC 09-1016608
                   Client has resided in a Costa Mesa mobile home park for 11 years. Client alleges that the park
                   management continually harasses the residents, including entering residents' homes without
                   permission, instituting rules such as forbidding children to play in certain common areas of the park,
                   and failing to give notice of water shut-offs. Client states that a majority of the residents have
                   complained to the park management about their practices and about how the park has fallen into
                   disrepair, yet the park refuses to address any of these issues. Client would like an attorney to
                   assess her rights and remedies against the mobile home park.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Mobile Homes, PLC 09-1017002
                   Client has resided in a Santa Ana mobile home park for five years and owns her mobile home
                   outright. Client states that the mobile home park is responsible for maintaining the grounds, but that
                   they have fallen into disrepair. The mobile home park has also substantially increased each
                   resident's space rent. Client would like an attorney to determine her rights and remedies against the
                   park.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Homeownership - Judicial Foreclosure, PLC 09-1016332
                   In 1989, client and husband purchased a home for $162K. Client separated from physically abusive
                   husband in 1999. Client and husband hold title to the home as joint tenants. Client has paid the
                   mortgage since she and husband separated, and she and their children presently live in the home.
                   Prior to their separation, husband acquired a debt which he failed to repay. In March 2009, client
                   received a copy of a letter addressed to husband from an attorney attempting to collect on a
                   judgment in the amount of $6,727 recorded against husband for the unpaid debt. In July 2009, client
                   was served with a summons and complaint for judicial foreclosure. Attorney for the servicing agent
                   of the owner of the judgment against husband is attempting to collect the judgment by commencing a
                   foreclosure against the property. Client would like an attorney to help her settle this case.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

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                   IMMIGRATION
                   Asylum, PLC 10-1017995
                   Client is a 32 year old Iraqi national who seeks representation in filing an asylum application in
                   Immigration Court. Client qualifies for asylum based on persecution he faced due to his religion and
                   imputed political opinion. Client, his wife, and two young daughters fled Iraq in 2009 after years of
                   death threats. From 2003-2009, client worked for the Americans as a merchant in the "green
                   zone". He sold construction and other war-related supplies to the American Army. Client is an
                   Armenian Christian. Due to his affiliation with the Americans, and his religion, client's life was
                   threatened repeatedly by the Mahdi army. Immigration and Customs Patrol (ICE) has found that he
                   has a credible fear of persecution. Client has a hearing in May 2010 in Los Angeles Immigration
                   Court in which a preliminary asylum application must be filed. Client speaks Armenian and Chaldean
                   fluently.
                   Email PLC Immigration Attorney Julie Greenwald

                   U Visa Adjustment, PLC 10-1017959
                   Client seeks assistance in petitioning for Legal Permanent Residency (a green card) for herself and
                   her five derivative children. Client is a Spanish speaking Latina female who was a victim of domestic
                   violence. Client will acquire three years of status as an interim-relief/U visa holder in April 2010, and
                   will then become eligible to apply for her green card (U-Visa Adjustment of Status). Client should
                   apply for her green card as soon as possible to avoid falling out of status.
                   Email PLC Immigration Attorney Julie Greenwald

                   U Visa, PLC 09-1016713
                   Client is a Spanish speaking Latina female who seeks assistance in petitioning for legal status for



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                   herself by filing a U visa. Client was the victim of domestic violence by her ex-husband. Client has
                   fully cooperated with the police. PLC will provide a translator if necessary.
                   Email PLC Immigration Attorney Julie Greenwald

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                   LANDLORD/TENANT
                   Landlord/Tenant - Security Deposit, PLC 10-1017970
                   Client gave landlord notice of her intention to move out of her apartment in October 2009. Client and
                   landlord did not have a move out inspection. Client contends that she left the apartment in better
                   condition than when she first moved into the apartment. Landlord sent her an itemization of how the
                   security deposit ($400) was used and charged client $216. Client disputed the charge and
                   requested copies of receipts and invoices for how the deposit was used. Client noticed that some of
                   the invoices predated her move. Landlord agreed to refund $60. Client would like an attorney to
                   negotiate with landlord to return her security deposit.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Landlord/Tenant - Security Deposit, PLC 10-1017944
                   Client receives federal subsidized housing benefits. Client moved into an apartment in 2006 and paid
                   a $500 security deposit. Client moved out in 2009. Landlord refunded her $140 from her deposit.
                   Client disputes this amount and believes landlord charged client for items that should be considered
                   normal wear and tear. Client would like an attorney to help her negotiate with landlord to return her
                   security deposit.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Landlord/Tenant - Habitability, PLC 10-1017904
                   Client receives federal subsidized housing benefits. In 2002, client moved into an apartment in the
                   complex where she presently resides. Throughout her tenancy, client has reported cockroach, rat,
                   and termite infestations to the property management company. She also reported a leak in the
                   bathroom which resulted in warped cabinetry, drywall deterioration, and mold. Additionally,
                   she reported that the ventilation ducts were broken and emitting dust. Client states that the property
                   management company failed to address some of these problems and inadequately addressed
                   others. Client would like an attorney to help her negotiate with landlord to address these habitability
                   issues.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Landlord/Tenant - Security Deposit, PLC 10-107872
                   Client sought housing for herself and her mother. Client placed an ad on Craigslist. Landlord
                   responded to the ad and offered to rent two rooms in her house to client. Client paid the landlord
                   $200. Client believed this amount was for the security deposit. Landlord gave her a signed,
                   handwritten receipt worded "a security deposit to hold the rooms." Landlord and client proceeded to
                   negotiate the terms of the tenancy, but were unable to come to an agreement. Client never moved
                   into the rooms and asked landlord to return the $200. Landlord refused because she considered the
                   payment a "holding deposit." Client is in dire financial circumstances and living in a motel. She
                   would like an attorney to help her negotiate with the landlord for the return of the deposit.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

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                   NONPROFIT
                   Nonprofit/Public Access, PLC 10-1017349
                   Client is a senior citizens organization that organizes bridge games. It seeks an attorney to advise
                   whether it may enjoin a disruptive person from attending future games or any other activities
                   sponsored by the organization. May offer litigation experience.
                   Email PLC COLAP Attorney Diamond Tran




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                   Nonprofit AG Registration, PLC 10-1017780
                   Client is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the production of affordable housing in Orange
                   County. Since its formation 10 years ago, client has failed to register and file related forms with the
                   California Attorney General. Client now seeks an attorney to assist with registration and the related
                   filings, as well as negotiations with the AG's office regarding potential penalties.
                   Email PLC COLAP Attorney Diamond Tran

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                   SMALL BUSINESS
                   Work-Related Contract Matter, PLC 10-1017993
                   Client is a 71 year old man who operates a janitorial service as an independent contractor. He
                   subcontracted with a general contractor to provide janitorial services. Per their oral agreement,
                   client would take 90% of the service fee and the general contractor would take 10%. The general
                   contractor paid client $8,000 and owes client about $27,000. Client would like an attorney to help
                   him pursue any remedies he has against the general contractor.
                   Email PLC Housing and Homelessness Attorney Kristen Lara

                   Small Business Formation, PLC 10-1018015
                   Client is interested in starting a mediation service and seeks an attorney to advise her on choice of
                   entity as well as assistance with negotiating and drafting contracts. Client is currently unemployed
                   but has mediated approximately 100 cases as a volunteer mediator.
                   Email PLC COLAP Attorney Diamond Tran

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                   TORTS
                   No cases at this time.

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                   WILLS & ESTATES
                   No cases at this time.

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