Pro Bono and Other Resources in Southern California

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LACBA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT
Services: Assistance to victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: 213-624-3665
Email: dvp@lacba.org
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LACBA IMMIGRATION LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Services: Immigration-related advice and applications, by appointment.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: 213-485-0143 (Leave name and phone number for callback)
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LACBA VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROJECT
Services
: Assistance to veterans for traffic tickets, expungement of criminal convictions, and military discharge upgrades.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: (213) 896-6537
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LACBA AIDS LEGAL SERVICES PROJECT
Services: Pro bono referrals and followup assistance in the areas of advance planning, employment, debt relief, healthcare access and discrimination and accommodation.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: 213-833-6776
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HARRIETT BUHAI CENTER FOR FAMILY LAW
Services: Family law related. Appointment only. No walk-ins.
Geographic area: California
Phone: 213-388-7515
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NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES LOS ANGELES
Services: Housing, health, economic security, access to justice.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: 800-433-6251
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VENTURA COUNTY LEGAL AID
Services: Collections, criminal expungement, family, immigration, landlord/tenant, guardianship, conservatorship, wills and trusts, civil.
Geographic area: Ventura County
Contact: website form
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LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF SAN BERNARDINO
Services: Caregivers, employment, housing, medical, rural access.
Geographic area: San Bernardino County
Phone: 909-889-7328
Email: lassb@legalaidsb.com
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COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCAL
Services: Family, housing, health, immigration, domestic violence, elder abuse.
Geographic area: Anaheim, Santa Ana, Norwalk, Compton.
Phone: 800-834-5001
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RIVERSIDE LEGAL AID
Services: Chapter 7 bankruptcy, probate accounting, tax, family.
Geographic area: Riverside County
Phone: 951-682-7968, 760-347-9456
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BET TZEDEK
Services: Seniors, workers.
Geographic area: Los Angeles County
Phone: 323-939-0506
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LAW HELP CALIFORNIA
Services: Housing, immigration, disaster, seniors, disability, abuse protection, work, public benefits, consumer, family, criminal expungement, healthcare, AIDS, civil rights, wills and trusts, veterans.
Geographic area: California
Contact: website form
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