Applying for LAFLA Services
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Other Ways to Get Help
Self-help centers are currently closed until further notice. Litigants with urgent issues can call our self-help staff at 213-235-0060, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 1–4:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday. For help with other issues, please call 800-399-4529 or browse our self-help resources.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINICS
Our courthouse-based domestic violence clinics (Downtown LA, Long Beach, Santa Monica) are providing assistance with restraining orders on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m. Call 800-399-4529 extension 8097 for help.
STAY HOUSED LA
LAFLA is proud to serve tenants as part of Stay Housed LA, a new initiative to connect tenants with resources about their rights and legal assistance. Tenants who need help can visit www.stayhousedla.org or call (888) 694-0040.
Do I Qualify?
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles follows federal poverty guidelines and assists only people with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. However, sometimes people with income over 125% of the federal poverty guidelines can qualify as well. Call LAFLA at 800-399-4529 to see if you are eligible.
At our self-help legal access centers, we can help anyone of any income level. We have four self-help centers: Torrance, Inglewood, Long Beach and Santa Monica. Find the self-help center closest to you.
Cases We Do Not Handle
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles does not handle the following types of cases:
- Criminal Law
- Police Misconduct
- Attorney Misconduct
- Car Accidents
- Small Claims
- Credit Counseling