In order to protect our clients and staff, NLSLA program offices will be open for business but closed to the public. We continue to provide critical legal services during this difficult time, while doing our part to slow the spread of this virus. If you or someone you know is in need of legal help, please call our hotline Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    • General Help Line: 1 (800) 433-6251
    • Health Help Line: 1 (800) 896-3202
    • Apply for help online HERE
    • If you are a client and have an urgent legal issue or need information about your case, please contact the NLSLA staff member with whom you have been working.

Information about NLSLA services during COVID-19, as well as COVID-19 legal changes that could impact you HERE.


We're here to help


Preserving affordable housing, preventing unlawful evictions, and fighting discrimination in subsidized housing


Helping individuals resolve problems with health plans and working to address widespread health access issues

Economic Security

Ensuring access to critical benefits, empowering low-income communities, protecting workers and debtors

Access to Justice

Self-help centers, clinics, and hotlines for domestic violence survivors and low-income immigrants in crisis

Kamenir Health Advocacy Fund

Through the Kamenir Fund, NLSLA has created an interdisciplinary curriculum and clinical program at USC’s Gould School of Law and Keck School of Medicine, training future doctors and lawyers to work collaboratively to impact community health.

Shriver Housing Project - Los Angeles

NLSLA leads a groundbreaking collaborative providing legal representation to people facing eviction in some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods. The unprecedented program is the largest of seven pilot projects across the state to ensure representation for the poor when critical civil rights are at stake.

Self-Help Centers

NLSLA operates the largest network of Self-help Legal Access Centers in California. The Centers have helped close to a million people access the courts during the past decade on critical matters such as protection from domestic violence and child custody.

Be a part of our team


Help NLSLA combat the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expand access to health, opportunity, and justice


Meaningful pro bono opportunities to create lasting improvements in the lives of individuals and families throughout Los Angeles


Work with advocates doing community outreach, assist at Self-Help Clinics, and support administrative staff in our offices


Join our team and make a real impact in the lives of low-income individuals and communities in areas of housing, healthcare, and more