Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Bet Tzedek-The House of Justice
Bet Tzedek-The House of Justice serves as the fiscal sponsor and lead agency for the California Consumer Justice Coalition. For the past 40 years, Bet Tzedek has provided comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles, proving that access to justice makes a difference in people’s lives. It is the difference between having a home and living on the streets, between getting paid or having to go hungry, between access to medical care and supportive services or suffering. From humble beginnings as a small group of volunteer attorneys helping Holocaust survivors facing gentrification in the Fairfax District, Bet Tzedek has grown into a major provider of legal services with a footprint across Los Angeles County and beyond, with expertise in Elder/Caregiver Law, Employment Rights, Guardianships, Human Trafficking, Health, Holocaust Reparations, Housing, Public Benefits and more. Our more than 60 staff, including 30 attorneys, seeks innovative solutions to persistent poverty. Whether harnessing the power of technology to overcome barriers or mobilizing communities through collaborative partnerships, we seek to empower the more than 15,000 people we serve every year with the help of hundreds of pro bono attorneys and volunteers.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
For 80 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has been providing civil legal services to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County. In 2001, we merged with the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, resulting in more resources and a greater reach to people in need. Now with six neighborhood offices, three Domestic Violence Clinics and four Self Help Legal Access Centers, LAFLA serves nearly 12,000 individuals and families from communities as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Los Angeles, Pico-Union, Koreatown and Long Beach. The four Self Help Centers assist an additional 35,000 litigants, and another 20,000 are assisted through referrals, workshops and community outreach activities.
Legal Aid Society of Orange County/Community Legal Services
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County/Community Legal Services (LASOC/CLS) provides civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education. We provide free and low-cost civil legal services to low-income families, individuals and senior citizens in Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties.
Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation. Founded in 1970, Public Counsel works with major law firms and corporations to change people's futures. Our staff of 61 attorneys and 52 support staff - including five social workers - along with over 5,000 volunteer lawyers, law students and legal professionals assist over 30,000 children, youth, families, and community organizations every year. Public Counsel's activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level.