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.
SAN FRANCISCO – Roughly 20 percent of Californians-nearly 7 million-have some English language limitations, making it difficult to access the courts without significant language assistance.
To address this need, the Judicial Council established a joint working group to develop a statewide language access plan for limited-English-proficient court users. The plan will incorporate extensive feedback from varied stakeholders, including members of the public, bench officers, court executive officers and staff, court interpreters and interpreter organizations, attorneys, bar associations, and legal services organizations.The opening content