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Pro Bono & Community Partners

LAPA’s Community Team is committed to bringing information about volunteer and pro bono opportunities to those interested. The Committee is constantly working with these and other organizations to learn about opportunities so they can share this information.

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Alliance for Children's Rights

The Alliance For Children's Rights (“Alliance”) is the leading service organization in Los Angeles dedicated solely to protect impoverished and abused children. Since its inception in 1992, the Alliance has served nearly 60,000 youths who “age out” of the foster care system in Los Angeles without being prepared for the challenges of adulthood.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Bet Tzedek is one of the nation's premier legal services organizations providing free assistance to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background. Bet Tzedek makes a crucial difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of the community. 


Beverly Hills Bar Association

The Beverly Hills Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in Los Angeles' Westside. As part of its mission to advocate for justice in the community, the Beverly Hills Bar Association takes a proactive role in educating the public about the legal system through its many community outreach programs.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children. CASA are volunteers from the community who complete training that has been provided by the state or local CASA office.

Downtown Women's Center

DWC is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first permanent supportive housingprovider for women, critical time intervention provider, health clinic and drop-in center exclusively serving women in the Skid Row community.

Inner City Law Center

ICLC has been serving the poorest and most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County since 1980. Through its staff of 30 attorneys, advocates, tenant organizers, social workers, and other professionals, ICLC provides free legal representation and social service advocacy to over 2,000 homeless and working poor clients each year.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

KIND is the leading national organization advocating for the rights of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in the U.S. Through strategic partnerships, KIND provides pro bono legal representation for refugee and migrant children across the country

LA Represents

LA Represents is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

LAFLA provides free counsel, representation, advocacy and community education in the substantive areas of housing, government benefits, family, consumer, immigration and employment law, as well as community economic development to the working poor of Los Angeles.

OneJustice

OneJustice is an innovative nonprofit that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. OneJustice works statewide to build the capacity of all components of California’s civil legal aid system to meet the legal needs of local communities and to ensure the availability of services statewide


Public Counsel

Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is dedicated to advancing equal justice under law by delivering free legal and social services to the most vulnerable members of our community, including abused and abandoned children, homeless families and veterans, senior citizens, victims of consumer fraud and nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities.

Spark

Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what's possible. Spark is engaging students to think about what’s possible for their futures in new and exciting ways.

Please feel free to contact your Pro Bono and Community Services Committee at probono@lapa.org with any questions or for further information.

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