SPECIAL NOTE ON CURRENT OPERATIONS:
Domestic Violence Legal Services Project
Our Domestic Violence Legal Services Project (“DVP”) is continuing to operate at the Family Justice Center, providing critical assistance to victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders.
This week (3/23), the Mosk Courthouse is closed to all self-help services. The DVP has a hotline and persons in need of a domestic violence restraining order can reach the DVP by telephone and email. Please call (213) 624-3665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to obtain a restraining order. We will follow direction from the LA Superior Court with respect to future operations and will post additional information here.
Immigration Legal Assistance Project
The Immigration Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) remains open this week (3/23) as the Federal Building remains open, but with limited access to the public. The ILAP’s information is posted at the office and on ILAP’s website, intakes will be conducted by telephone, and immigration-related advice and applications will be set up for an appointment. Appointments are limited to Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Please call (213)485-0143. Leave your name and phone number and a staff member will call you back. If it is determined you need an application completed, we will schedule you for an appointment to complete your forms. Appointments can be set up to complete forms such as renewals for work permits, DACAs, and green cards. We can also help with filing for naturalization and adjustment of status applications, and family petitions.
If the federal building is closed to the public, then legal services will be moved to a different location and our location will be updated here.
Veterans Legal Services Project
The Veterans Project continues to operate on a remote basis to provide assistance for traffic tickets, expungement of criminal convictions, and military discharge upgrades. Project staff and volunteers are processing intake of new matters and providing assistance for existing matters by phone and email. Please call (213) 896-6537 or email email@example.com.
All in-person clinics are currently suspended out of necessity, including at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, East Los Angeles Vet Center and West Los Angeles Vet Center, but we are looking for ways to continue outreach to those in need.
AIDS Legal Services Project
Our AIDS Legal Services Project continues to operate with both phone and online intake of all new and ongoing matters. Please call (213) 833-6776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After screening and intake, we are continuing to provide pro bono referrals and followup assistance in the areas of advance planning, employment, debt relief, healthcare access and discrimination and accommodation.
*The telephone numbers and contact information for each Project are also contained in the regular links provided on this website.
Brian Condon, CFJ President
LACBA Counsel for Justice
Introducing LEAP: LACBA’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for Veterans
LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project announces an exciting new expansion to its services for veterans. Through LEAP, we will offer legal education and legal assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to aid with small business development.
The Veterans Project is teaming up with Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Orrick to present a series of video workshops centered on common legal questions that arise in small business development. Click here to watch the first video in the series.
In 2020, LEAP will accept eligible graduates and alumni of Syracuse’s National Entrepreneurship Programs for Veterans, EBV (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans) and V-Wise (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) to assist disabled veterans and women veterans with navigating the legal needs of their businesses.
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With over 50 years of service as the charitable arm of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, our efforts have raised millions of dollars in giving and impacted hundreds of thousands of lives with better, more powerful paths to justice.
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