Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
Who We Are
LACLJ provides free legal services to low-income parents and youth (ages 13-24) in Los Angeles County. LACLJ is able to provide services regardless of immigration status, and focuses on court representation for litigants facing the greatest barriers to accessing the legal system. LACLJ provides legal assistance in the areas of family law and limited immigration law, as well as community education regarding family law, immigration law and housing law. LACLJ's family law services include advice, document preparation and court representation in custody cases and family law restraining order cases. Immigration services available include advice, document preparation and representation in VAWA, U Visa and DACA cases. Limited services may also be available in unlawful detainer and habitability cases.
Who We Serve
- Los Angeles County
- Additional Service Area Info
- County Served: Los Angeles County. Emphasis on East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, City of Los Angeles, Southeast cities including: Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Huntington Park, Maywood, Montebello, and Cudahy.
- Language(s) Spoken
- Spanish / Español
- Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided
Interpreters are provided as needed, including for American Sign Language.
- Income Guidelines
Some funding sources may allow for up to 200% of the federal poverty level; call to determine eligibility.
- Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- Eligibility Restrictions
Clients must be income eligible, reside in Los Angeles County, and be able to travel to LACLJ offices for appointments. LACLJ is unable to assist otherwise-eligible litigants with cases outside of Los Angeles County.
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Brief Advice
- Pro Se Legal Clinic
- Self-Help Materials
- Description of Services
Full Legal Representation by a lawyer or a legal advocate in court or at a hearing at a government agency
Brief advice in person
Legal Clinic where you can briefly talk to an attorney about your legal problem (DACA Only)
Educational information such as fact sheets and brochures
Referrals to pro bono attorneys in family law restraining order cases
How to Get Help
You can contact this organization by:
- Phone Number
Clients should bring proof of picture identification (current and valid), proof of residence address (less than 90 days old), proof of income (less than 90 days old) for each member of the household, and all documents relevant to the legal case.
All potential clients must call our intake line for eligibility screening for all programs offered by LACLJ. Initial consultations are scheduled by appointment only. LACLJ staff conduct all intake appointments in-person, and are unable to conduct phone or email consultations.
Intake appointments are generally scheduled at LACLJ's main office (1241 South Soto Street, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90023), or at a partner agency as needed.