LAFLA is happy to announce that it is the recipient of a 2014 Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grant (TIG Grant). In partnership with the LA Law Library and the Torrance, Long Beach, Palmdale, and Inglewood Public Libraries, the grant will fund a videoconferencing project that will expand access to justice for low-income individuals in greater Los Angeles.
Ana M. Storey
LAFLA congratulates AmeriCorps on 20 years of service to our nation’s low-income and underserved communities. As a result of a partnership between Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows give critical legal help to our veterans and active duty military families. This program funds outstanding lawyers to do legal work where they are most needed. LAFLA recruits Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows to serve our clients seeking help from our Veterans Justice Center (VJC). The VJC is a special project whose staff strive to protect veterans and their families by securing government benefits and medical care as well as removing legal barriers to housing and employment. Our VJC provides vigorous representation on behalf of low-income veterans seeking VA benefits, and in a range of civil legal issues, including government benefits, housing and eviction defense, citation defense, family law, employment law, and consumer law matters. Our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows are an integral part of your service team. Here are LAFLA’s stellar Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows, sharing what the AmeriCorps opportunity has meant to them and the clients they have had the privilege to serve:
WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation today announced the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles as the recipient of a 24-month $309,451 Pro Bono Innovation grant to develop the California Pro Bono Training Institute.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles will partner with the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and OneJustice to create a statewide online forum of substantive trainings that will provide legal services organizations and attorneys with high quality, engaging, and on-demand Continuing Legal Education trainings relevant to pro bono work for low-income clients.