Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), envisions a day when communities in Los Angeles are strong enough to decide their own destiny; where access to justice is not predicated on social economic status; and everyone has income security, adequate housing, quality education, healthcare and opportunity for a happy and prosperous future.
Changing lives and transforming communities since 1965, NLSLA is a private, non-profit law firm advocating for low-income residents by providing effective legal representation and a variety of legal services and community education. With a proven track record of leadership and success, NLSLA finds creative solutions to complex problems for nearly 100,000 Angelinos every year.
NLSLA’s stellar legal advocacy team is made up of more than 100 full time staff and serves the LA County community in 20 languages. Program offices are located in Pacoima, El Monte and Glendale, but services are available to qualifying residents of all LA County – from the Antelope Valley to San Pedro, from Westside Cities to the San Gabriel Valley.
NLSLA’s primary mission is to combat the effects of poverty by accessing the judicial system to work toward lasting improvements in the lives of individuals and families and in the community. 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. With toll-free hotlines, Self-Help Legal Access Centers inside 10 LA County Superior Courthouses, 3 Medical Legal Community Partnerships and multiple walk-in clinics and workshops NLSLA is designed to meet clients needs where they are. NLSLA also provides free Workshops to assist qualifying residents with income tax returns, naturalization applications, worker’s rights concerns, and foreclosure prevention.