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“I left this summer feeling empowered to serve and with a fire blazing in my heart”

Spend a summer at the forefront of change! NLSLA is offering law students a chance to make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. NLSLA provides many unique opportunities for law students to develop and hone their legal and advocacy skills while working to… Read more »

NLSLA Honors Mike Feuer, Susan Burton and HARNESS at Annual Gala

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County hosted its 13th annual Just Neighbors gala at the Skirball Cultural Center, bringing together the organization’s friends and supporters to celebrate legal services that change lives and transform communities. Guests at the October 28 gala gathered for good food, music, and to honor this year’s award recipients, whose… Read more »

NLSLA Among Eleven Groups Across Country To Receive LSC Disaster Relief Grants

Neighborhood Legal Services is among eleven legal aid organizations across the country to receive disaster relief grants from the Legal Services Corporation. The grants support projects that mobilize pro bono attorneys, enhance online resources for survivors, and improve communication and cooperation among legal aid clients, pro bono attorneys, and partner organizations. “Natural disasters have a… Read more »

Confusion Leaves Low-Income Children In Health Care Limbo

Read California Healthline’s coverage of NLSLA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income children who are denied necessary health services because providers use the wrong eligibility standard to determine whether they qualify for care. By Jocelyn Wiener CaliforniHealthline.org   Tania Alvarado’s 13-year-old daughter doesn’t smile much anymore. She doesn’t want anyone to see her front teeth,… Read more »

NLSLA Speaks Out in Support of LA Right to Counsel in Evictions

As an integral part of one of the nation’s most ambitious experiments in Civil Gideon—which calls for a right to counsel in civil cases where basic human needs are at stake—Neighborhood Legal Services has for many years been at the forefront of advocacy efforts aiming to provide access to attorneys for people in danger of… Read more »

NLSLA Receives $305,776 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant

WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County will receive a $305,776 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund is intended to encourage and expand robust pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve more low-income clients. NLSLA is one of 15 recipients of… Read more »

Legal Aid Groups Launch Network of Medical Legal Partnerships with County Department of Health Services

The groundbreaking pilot brings critical legal services to vulnerable populations seeking medical assistance throughout the county LOS ANGELES – Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and its partners have launched the Medical Legal Community Partnership-LA Health Collaborative, an expansive Medical Legal Partnership that leverages the expertise of Los Angeles’ most prominent legal services organizations… Read more »

Judge Orders County to Halt Unlawful Practice of Terminating Patients from Medi-Cal

Children, pregnant women and people with serious conditions and disabilities will no longer be left without medication and care simply because the county failed to process their Medi-Cal renewals LOS ANGELES, CA – A judge ordered Los Angeles County to halt its unlawful practice of terminating Medi-Cal recipients from critical coverage after failing to process… Read more »

NLSLA’s Charles Gillig Discusses the Crushing Weight of Medical Debt

When someone calls for an ambulance, they are at their most vulnerable. They are afraid for their life, or for the life of a loved one. So it’s especially concerning that at this very moment, despite being insured, they might be accruing medical debt that could paralyze them for decades. What good are emergency services… Read more »

Upsurge Of Suburban Poor Discover Health Care’s Nowhere Land

NLSLA’s advocacy to ensure access to critical care for Medi-Cal recipients across Los Angeles County was recently featured in the Washington Post. Here’s an excerpt: by Elaine Korry February 9 The promise of cheaper housing brought Shari Castaneda to Palmdale, Calif., in northern Los Angeles County, about nine years ago. The single mom with five… Read more »