Pro Bono Lawyers

Find lawyers who are willing to work "for the public good". These law firms or organizations may be willing to work for free or for a reduced rate depending on the circumstances. Contact the closest office for more information.

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AIDS Legal Referral Panel
1663 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
"When ALRP was founded in 1983, our main focus was to refer people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco to free or no cost volunteer attorneys, and to provide the support these attorneys needed to help our clients. Since then, ALRP has handled over 60,000 legal matters for our clients. Our services include housing, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, credit, government benefits or public accommodations, wills, power of attorney and guardianship contracts."

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
1104 E. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
"NLSLA helps people in need of legal representation or advice and education but cannot afford it. NLSLA provides legal services that lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and neighborhood development. Help is available at no cost to qualifying residents in the areas of Family Law, Immigration Law, Administrative (Public Benefits) Law, Housing Law, Employment Law, Health Law and Community and Consumer Law."

Bet Tzedek
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
"Bet Tzedek provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Each year our lawyers and paralegals assist more than 15,000 people of every racial, religious, and ethnic background through direct legal service, impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and the generous contributions of our many volunteers."

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
"Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (formerly Nihonmachi Legal Outreach) is a community-based, social justice organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of the Greater Bay Area. With a staff of 20 in offices in San Francisco and Oakland, we provide legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects including Cantonese, Chiu-Chow, Hindi, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Urdu, and Vietnamese."

Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
"Bay Area Legal Aid provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income people living in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara."

Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services
70 Washington Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
510-302-2222, option 4
"The Volunteer Legal Service Corporation (VLSC) is the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association. VLSC provides free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County and is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in the county."

La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia Street, #295
San Francisco, CA 94103
"La Raza Centro Legal provides direct legal services in the areas of immigration law, workers' rights and senior law to the low-income, monolingual Spanish-speaking and immigrant communities."

Legal Aid Society of Orange County
2101 N. Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
"The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in southeast Los Angeles County is to provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education."

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1550 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
"LAFLA’s seasoned and dedicated attorneys provide a comprehensive range of legal services that attack the many problems faced by poor and low-income people."

Pro Bono Project
480 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Provides legal assistance with cases in family, law, consumer law, housing, and federal litigation.

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