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Your support helps Neighborhood Legal Services provide free assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families each year through innovative programs that expand access to justice for the poor. Your contribution allows NLSLA to combat the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expand access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods.

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Pro Bono

Neighborhood Legal Services offers meaningful pro bono opportunities for firms and attorneys who want to create lasting improvements in the lives of individuals and families through innovative projects that expand access to justice for the poor—including eviction defense, foreclosure prevention and our signature medical-legal-community partnerships.

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NLSLA volunteers are an essential part of the organization, and stand alongside attorneys and advocates in fighting for individual rights and systemic change. Our volunteers work with advocates doing community outreach in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, assist our legal staff at Self-Help Clinics at the Los Angeles Superior Court, and support administrative staff in our offices.

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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just joining the legal community, Neighborhood Legal Services can offer you an opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of low-income individuals and communities. NLSLA advocates focus on areas of the law that disproportionately impact the poor, including housing, public benefits, healthcare, immigration, and domestic violence.

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Summer Internships

NLSLA offers 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. We provide many unique opportunities for law students to develop and hone their legal and advocacy skills while working to expand access to health, housing, economic opportunity and justice for people living in poverty.

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“It was like an angel that just dropped out of the sky. It’s a good feeling to know that there is help.”

-Louise Reaves, grandmother and NLSLA Self-Help Center litigant

“They didn’t even know us, and they cared. From just one phone call, they fought for us.”

– Jenny Pho Hua, NLSLA client