Sandra Cass* first came to NLSLA through one of the organization’s Self-Help Legal Access Centers, seeking assistance with a temporary restraining order against her abuser. She had been with the […]
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Entries by Madison Eckardt
In 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Tello moved into an apartment in LA’s Miracle Mile neighborhood—a rental that the owner had illegally converted into two units. The Tellos never used the […]
When David Willingham recruited Miguel Gradilla to join the private firm where he was working, the two bonded over their childhoods in Los Angeles’ low-income neighborhoods, and their past work […]
So many of NLSLA’s clients are just one financial emergency away from losing their tenuous grip on stability. An unexpected health expense, job loss, rent increase or eviction could easily […]
On April 28th, NLSLA President & CEO Yvonne Mariajimenez was named 2021 Nonprofit Leader of the Year by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Once a year, the journal’s Women’s […]
During a criminal procedure class at Loyola Law School, Zakiya Glass’s professor asked the students whether it was reasonable for a police officer to suspect—and to stop—someone who was running. […]
While the pandemic continues to challenge all of us, these last few months have been especially devastating for the communities NLSLA serves. Yet these communities have been left behind when […]
For months now, Los Angeles Superior Courts have required in-person appearances for civil cases that overwhelmingly involve low-income litigants. Despite soaring infection rates, low-income litigants and their legal aid attorneys […]
Remote learning violations, mask-wearing offenses and an opportunity to rethink harsh discipline
Through the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS), Whole Person Care-Los Angeles (WPC) operates the Medical-Legal Community Partnership (MLCP). MLCP embeds legal assistance in a safety net setting […]