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.

Gavel icon Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer have assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys who will enhance their existing pro bono commitments to legal aid organizations to provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.

Additionally, we have partnered with Bet Tzedek Legal Services to build a new support system for small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many LA Represents pro bono attorneys will provide assistance to small businesses least likely to have access to effective legal services as they confront new workplace regulations, renegotiate commercial leases, apply for government relief programs, and navigate compliance with emergency health and safety orders.


I need a lawyer to help me with:

My landlord

  • Inner City Law Center (Downtown/Metro): E-mail evictions@innercitylaw.org to receive a response within two business days. If you do not have email, call (213) 891-2880 and dial 0 to leave a voice message.

  • Public Counsel (Downtown, Compton, Long Beach): Call (213) 385-2977, ext. 100 and leave a message with your name, number, and the legal issue you are trying to resolve.  If you have received a complaint without a summons, call the Shriver Self-Help Center at (818) 485-0576 or email ShriverSHpublic@nlsla.org.

  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Downtown, South LA, Inglewood): Call (800) 399-4529 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m; or 1 to 4:30 p.m. for intake and advice); or apply online at LAFLA.org 24/7.

  • Bet Tzedek (Santa Monica, Westside, Mid-City): Call our intake line at (323) 939-0506 or email intake@bettzedek.org.

  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: Call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.

My safety

My employment

  • Bet Tzedek Employment Rights Project Workers’ Rights Virtual (Telephonic) Clinic every Wednesday night. Leave a voicemail at (323) 939-0506 ext. 415, to request an appointment. Advanced registration required.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For assistance with unemployment insurance applications and appeals, call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.

My debt

  • Public Counsel: For individual bankruptcy (not businesses), click here. All services previously provided at the bankruptcy court are now being provided remotely within 48 hours (English/Español). For other consumer debt issues, click here. For the fastest response, please fill out the online intake application. If you are not able to fill out the online application, leave a message at (213) 385-2977 ext. 700.
  • Bet Tzedek: For Elder Fraud issues, email eaclinic@bettzedek.org or call (323) 648-4730.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: For Student Loan Issues, call (800) 399-4529.
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For individual bankruptcy call 818-485-0571, for help with medical debt call (800) 896-3202 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
     

Other legal questions


I am a lawyer who wants to help

Below is a list of legal aid organizations to contact about offering your services.


My small business needs legal advice

For free legal resources to address problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Bet Tzedek's website.


Thank you to our partners

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Cooley LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Irell & Manella LLP
  • Jones Day
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Larson O’Brien LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Law Offices of Lawrence S. Middleton
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Milbank LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Southern California Edison
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Vedder Price
  • Winston & Strawn LLP