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NLSLA Expands Public Charge Advocacy to Reach Immigrants in Myriad Communities

In the aftermath of changes to federal law that redefine who is considered a “public charge”—or taxpayer burden—in the eyes of immigration officials, NLSLA has significantly increased its efforts to educate immigrants and partner organizations on the changes, and to prevent unnecessary loss of critical public benefits in impacted communities. NLSLA has expanded advocacy efforts… Read more »

NLSLA Celebrates New Office Serving San Gabriel Valley

NLSLA celebrated the opening of its new San Gabriel office in El Monte, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony that included elected officials, community leaders, board members and staff. The new location—twice as spacious as the organization’ previous El Monte office—will accommodate its expanding services in the San Gabriel Valley. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda… Read more »

NLSLA’s Health Work Featured in LSC’s ‘Innovations in Legal Aid’

NLSLA’s health work is featured on the Legal Services Corporation’s “Innovations in Legal Aid” blog, which highlights best practices in the delivery of legal services. LSC commended NLSLA’s health work for both its breadth and innovation, and highlighted its efforts spearheading the Health Consumer Center, Medical Legal Community Partnerships, and successful health-related impact litigation and… 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 »

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 »

Special Recognition for NLSLA’s Housing Work

To celebrate the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors recognized the work of the Shriver Housing Project, an NLSLA-led collaborative of four legal services programs providing representation to people facing eviction in some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods. “There’s no doubt that the Shriver Housing Project of Los Angeles… Read more »