Overview. The Greater Long Beach Medical Legal Partnership (GLBMLP) is an alliance between The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the Long Beach Children’s Clinic that recognizes that medically vulnerable families may need legal services to be healthy just as much as they need medical care. For example, a young mother who seeks help for recurring headaches and abdominal stress, will not improve if she returns to the abusive home that caused these symptoms in the first place. At the GLBMLP, health care providers work in tandem with legal aid attorneys and social workers to address the underlying social and economic determinants of overall health, particularly in the area of family violence and childhood exposure to violence. Now in it’s third year, the GLBMP has provided free legal services and emotional support to more than 220 vulnerable children and their families, particularly in the area of family violence and childhood exposure violence.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office (City Attorney), and the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Gibson Dunn), have entered into a settlement agreement with the owners and managers of the AZ Shores, a 49-unit apartment building located at 1305 2nd Street in Santa Monica (City). The agreement resolves harassment, fair housing, and privacy complaints filed by a group of disabled Section 8 tenants who reside at AZ Shores.
LANCASTER - On Saturday, March 1, 2014, LAFLA will partner with OneJustice, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Armed Forces Committee and Barristers Section, the LA Law Library, and the Lancaster Library to provide a free legal clinic for veterans in Lancaster, California, through the Justice Bus Project. The Justice Bus Project will transport teams of pro bono volunteers from the Greater Los Angeles area to Lancaster via bus, to reach rural and isolated communities there. The clinic will help low-income veterans with a variety of legal issues, including criminal record clearance, government benefits (including VA benefits), quality-of-life and traffic citations, child support issues, and small claims cases. The clinic is a walk-in clinic though appointments are highly recommended.