Neighbors Legal Services

We provide free legal aid to residents of Los Angeles County. We provide education on immigration law and legal rights that enable the community to obtain unbiased and accessible information about the U.S. immigration system. Low-income communities are always the hardest hit by a disaster, whether it`s a devastating wildfire or a global health emergency. The NLSLA provides disaster-related legal services that address issues related to FEMA, unemployment and other essential services, health insurance, and housing issues. Immigrants often have to leave their loved ones in their home countries or run the risk of being separated from their loved ones in the United States. Just Neighbors helps clients navigate the immigration law system to keep families together. Family law clinics cover topics such as divorce, custody, child support, domestic violence, etc. If you are unsure whether your legal problem is appropriate for a family law clinic, please still submit your application using the online client registration form. Our dispatchers will help you determine the best clinic for your legal problem. Residents of King County or people with legal problems in King County are critical to our ability to fulfill our mission of providing immigrant legal services to the low-income community while forging new connections between immigrants and the broader Washington community.

DC, Maryland and Virginia where they live. Just Neighbors assigns volunteers important tasks, including communicating with clients and prospects, translating and preparing documents for clients, public relations, and more. The NLSLA works to expand access to health care and provides support to people who are struggling to obtain coverage and resolve health plan issues. The organization also works with physicians in community clinics and hospitals to identify and resolve legal issues that impact individual and community health. Debt and bankruptcy clinics cover topics such as chapters 7 and 13 of bankruptcy, debt collection, student loans, and more. If you are not sure if your legal problem is suitable for a debt and insolvency clinic, please still apply for client admission via the online form. Our dispatchers will help you determine the best clinic for your legal problem. To make an appointment at a debt and bankruptcy legal clinic, please follow the instructions above (see: How to Contact Services).

All debt and bankruptcy clinics are operating by phone during the COVID-19 pandemic. NLS`s budget has been cut by more than 60%. Three years ago we had 32 employees, now we have 18 employees. At the same time, the demand for our services has increased by 40%. We are devastated because we have to lay off dedicated lawyers and support staff. But we are at least as hurt when we have to reduce the number of people we can help. Appointments can be made online at or by calling (206) 235-7235. If you are unable to use a phone due to a disability or require other accommodations, please email [email protected] for an appointment. The NLSLA provides free legal assistance to more than 100,000 individuals and families in Los Angeles County each year.

Our lawyers specialize in areas of law that disproportionately impact people living in poverty, including affordable housing and eviction, access to public services, support for survivors of domestic violence and their children, access to health and labor and consumer rights, employment and training. NLS staff provide a range of services and representation in traditional areas such as housing, public services and elder law. We had to reduce the representation on unemployment benefits, immigration and foreclosure prevention. We have been forced to stop supporting consumers, the cessation of public services and the economic development of the Community. NLSP provides free civil legal assistance to low-income DC residents and never bills clients for legal services. Most of the money in IOLTA accounts comes from real estate transactions. The decline in home sales, combined with historically low interest rates, has significantly reduced the amount of money available for legal services programs. In 2008, IOLTA generated over $25 million nationally. In 2010, that amount was about $9 million! The NLSLA operates legal access self-help centers in Los Angeles County courthouses, where litigants in need of domestic violence protection can resolve custody disputes, file for divorce and stop eviction, access legal advice, and refer legal services. For more information on legal issues: Offer FREE 30-60 minute consultations with pro bono lawyers. NLC typically holds clinics at 30+ locations in King County, but most clinics are operating by phone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawyers determine if the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and make appropriate recommendations. These lawyers will not represent you in court. NLC lawyers may not have expertise in every area of law, but they will do everything possible to answer questions accurately. NLS addresses the civil rights needs of low-income and disabled people in upstate New York. We offer services in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee counties. NLS provides legal information to pro bono lawyers, legal counsel, community organizations and clients. This and other valuable information links can be found on our website at WWW.NLS.ORG Apply for Legal Help online, by phone or in person. The goal of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics (NLC) program is to provide free and limited legal advice and referrals to King County and Washington State residents with legal problems in King County who might not otherwise have access to the legal system. The goal of the program is to make clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability. The NLSLA works to maintain affordable housing and rent control, prevent illegal evictions and foreclosures, and combat discrimination in Section 8 and other government-subsidized housing. Our lawyers offer a range of services, from advice and advice to individual representation and highly effective litigation.