Pre-Approved Pro Bono Projects

The Pro Bono Department works diligently to offer pro bono opportunities each semester, and during school breaks. To view a list of the projects with additional details, log in at PB Track.

Students wishing to request projects must submit preferences via PB Track.

Spring 2020

  • ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties--Civil Rights Litigation Project:  Volunteers will assist with projects related to federal civil rights litigation, working on accountability, transparency, and improving the law enforcement practices of Customs & Border Protection.
  • ACLU San Diego Research:  Students will research and write a memo regarding anti-Latinx media coverage and political discourse surrounding welfare policies in the late 1990s. 
  • ACLU of Southern California—LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Rights Research:  Students may research religious refusals of reproductive and gender affirming health care; reproductive justice in jails; and advocating for comprehensive sexual health curricula in local school districts.
  • ACLU Jails Project:  The Jails Project is seeking law student volunteers to assist with examining conditions inside Orange County jails. If an incarcerated individual is identified as having been involved in an incident that may support ACLU litigation, the volunteer will have the opportunity to visit the person in the attorney room for a statement and a narrative or declaration will be prepared. 
  • ACLU Orange County—Office Volunteer:  A student volunteer will work with the Dignity for All Project on cases and policy advocacy relating to the civil rights and protection of those experiencing homelessness, sexual violence against people experiencing homelessness, equal access to shelters for people with disabilities, and advancing a right to housing.
  • American Constitution Society—Federal Register Watchdog Project: Volunteers will take responsibility for a policy area and regularly review federal/state regulations in that area for comment opportunities. Volunteers are also welcome to draft comments on issues they are interested in.
  • Anti Defamation League—Anti-Hate Advocacy:  Volunteers are needed to assist the ADL with a variety of legal work, including 9th circuit case summaries, legal research on a range of civil rights issues from free speech to religious freedom, policy research, and legislative advocacy. 
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice Orange County:  Students are needed to assist in office and at clinics around Orange County with immigration and citizenship services, advising, counseling, and preparing citizenship applications (often more complicated than those at citizenship fairs), adjustment of status, family-based petitions, DACA, and other work.
  • Bankruptcy Applications:  Student will assist self-represented debtors to complete and file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.  Students will review the debtor’s eligibility for bankruptcy, collect the required paperwork and complete the debtor's Chapter 7 petition under the supervision of bankruptcy attorneys of McDermott Will & Emery and Irell & Manella.
  • Bankruptcy Courthouse Volunteer:  Students will volunteer at the Bankruptcy clinic at the Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.  Volunteers must have had prior experience with Bankruptcy. Volunteers will meet with pro se litigants and provide advice on filing bankruptcy forms.
  • Bankruptcy Self-Help Desk:  Student volunteers do not need any bankruptcy experience to assist at clinics in Downtown L.A. (easily accessible by Metrolink). Volunteers will conduct intakes and prepare pleadings for self-represented litigants who are seeking a fresh financial start. 
  • Border X Project—Remote Immigration Advocacy:  The goal of Border X is to help detained immigrants to get released. Students will help prepare motions for bond hearings or parole requests for those detained at regional detention centers. Students will use extensive documentation to prepare a motion.  
  • California Women’s Law Center Research Project:  Student volunteers will assist in evaluating California public schools, including colleges and universities, compliance with Title IX.  Work may include researching lactation accommodation for pregnant and parenting students at universities, or Title IX implementation regarding athletics in K-12 schools.
  • Camp Pendleton Legal Assistance Office (LAO):  Students will provide legal assistance to military officers, enlisted service members, and their families in the areas of family law, consumer law, estate planning, immigration, and various other issues.
  • CARES— Connecting Angelenos to Resources and Essential Services:  Public Counsel oversees this project, which takes place at Department of Public Social Services (“DPSS”) offices in Los Angeles County, often in Compton. Students assist clients with benefits advocacy, particularly relating to shelter, food, health, transportation, and other social service needs.
  • Children’s Law Center of California—Policy ResearchCLC is the largest law firm for foster youth in the nation. Volunteers are needed to assist with policy and advocacy work relating to issues affecting children and young adults in the foster care system. 
  • Christian Legal Aid—Clinics & Calls:  Students may support volunteer attorneys; conduct interviews or remote intake and follow-up calls with potential clients; or attend clinics with clients to assist them in the areas of expungements, immigration, family law and other poverty law issues. 
  • Citizenship Fair Project—LA County:  Catholic Charities of Los Angeles assists with affirmative immigration petitions with a large focus on assisting Legal Permanent Residents that are eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship.  Volunteers will attend a minimum of four citizenship workshops during the semester.
  • City Council Comments—Environmental, Housing, & Civil Rights Student volunteers will work with attorneys from Coastkeeper and Elder Law and Disability Rights Center to research and prepare talking points for local city council meetings. Students will be responsible for tracking city council agendas, highlighting issues, and will attend city council meetings in OC.
  • Civil Gang Law Research:  The Urban Peace Institute works to end the overbroad targeting of communities using gang suppression. This means direct legal service, impact litigation and policy advocacy opposing gang injunctions and gang profiling. UPI is looking for law students interested in researching novel legal arguments and issues as they arise.
  • Coachella Valley Waterkeeper Remote Volunteer—Environmental Justice:  The Coachella Valley Waterkeeper seeks a volunteer to work out of the Orange County Coastkeeper office on issues affecting water accessibility in the Coachella Valley and possibly issues of tribal rights.
  • Coastkeeper Volunteer:  The organization focuses on protecting water quality in this area.  A committed student volunteer is needed to work at the Coastkeeper office, researching environmental permitting, reviewing upcoming legislation, and possibly drafting comment letters in response to permitting requests or local environmental regulations.
  • Community Court—Veteran & Homeless Clinics:  Volunteers will assist at the specialty community courts that provide specialized services for veterans and the homeless.  Students will assist with interviewing and fact gathering on family law, consumer law, expungements, government benefits, housing and a variety of other legal issues.
  • Community Economic Development Clinic:  UCI Law’s CED Clinic works on several cases including a land trust to create a mercadido (urban garden), another involves low-income housing. Spanish speaking volunteers will be used on an as-needed basis to assist with translation and case work.
  • Conservatorship Clinics for Families of Dependent Adults When a child with severe developmental disabilities turns 18 they automatically assume full legal rights as an adult regardless of existing cognitive capacity.  Law students will assist family members seeking conservatorship of these individuals.
  • Consumer Rights Research for Public Counsel:  The Consumer Rights and Economic Justice Project aids clients that have been taken advantage of, including victims of fraud.  Students will help research issues including financial elder abuse law and debt related to the criminal justice system (e.g., bail).
  • Court Watch Orange County:  Students will assist the ACLU of Southern California and the National Lawyers Guild to collect information regarding the treatment of defendants in courts focused on “low level” crimes.  Students will attend arraignments, pre-trials, and traffic/infraction courts to identify issues for those receiving low-level offenses and take note of the effect of fines and fees on defendants.
  • Criminal Appellate Defense Research—Office of the Ohio Public Defender:  Student volunteers will assist with research and drafting memoranda regarding legal questions related to active cases and/or recurring issues.
  • Criminal Defense Research for Colorado PD Student volunteers are needed to research all levels of criminal cases, from pre-trial to appeal, for Colorado Public Defenders. Projects include everything from quick criminal procedure/evidence research to drafting appeals.
  • Criminal Law Projects in Orange County:
    • District Attorney’s Office:  Students may get significant exposure to issues of evidence and criminal procedure while observing in court, researching, writing, and assisting with preparation for in-court appearances by a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Ana.
    • Federal Public Defender’s Office Research:  Student volunteers will assist trial and/or habeas attorneys with the Federal Public Defender's Office-Santa Ana branch.  Work will include researching and drafting memorandums regarding legal questions related to active cases and/or recurring issues.
    • Public Defender’s Office:  Volunteers will help interview clients, assist with arraignments, help in the preparation of misdemeanor trials and expungement petitions, as well as assist trial attorneys and the Alternate Public Defenders Office. 
  • Criminalization of Homelessness Research Project:  Neighborhood Legal Services needs students to assist with research involving several Constitutional law issues in the homelessness context. Students will read case law on the criminalization of homelessness and write a memo on their findings. 
  • Defending Parents’ Rights in Dependency Proceedings:  A volunteer student will assist an OCPD attorney helping parents who have children removed from their care by reviewing reports and case plans with clients, communicating with social workers, drafting motions, performing legal research, and observing proceedings. 
  • Disability Rights California, Civil Rights Unit—Homelessness Research:  Volunteers are needed to help with discrete research on homelessness, homelessness prevention and disability rights that will develop leading arguments to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in this area.
  • Disabled and Elderly Social Security Benefits (SSI) Clinic: Volunteers will help clients navigate the SSI appeals process, working to secure social security benefits for elderly and disabled clients and fight against benefits termination and/or overpayments.
  • Disaster Legal Response—FEMA appeals:  An attorney from Troutman Sanders LLP will supervise two students assisting with drafting FEMA appeals on behalf of victims of disasters around the U.S.
  • Domestic Violence Clinic—Long Beach:  The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is in need of volunteers to staff the Domestic Violence Clinic in the Long Beach Courthouse. Students will prepare restraining order applications and write client declarations.
  • Domestic Violence Declarations—Orange County:  Students will volunteer at the courthouse in Orange, assisting self-represented clients to prepare declarations for their Temporary Restraining Orders. Students will conduct an interview and immediately prepare a declaration.
  • Education Rights—In Office Volunteers:  The Learning Rights Law Center’s mission is to ensure equitable access to public education for all students. Students will travel to LRLC’s office near downtown Los Angeles to volunteer with legal research and writing for a due process case. 
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders:  Volunteers will assist Tuesday or Friday mornings at this clinic to protect seniors and dependent adults from abuse and neglect or assist those responding to allegations of abuse allegations.  Attorneys from O’Melveny and Myers LLP will provide direct supervision.
  • Environmental Law Research—Tackling the Border Wall & Barriers to Climate Change Progress:  Two students are needed to provide extensive legal research into the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, antitrust laws, and policy research into federal and state laws governing renewable energy.  An attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity will supervise.
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project #1—Community Education Programs:  Student volunteers are needed to assist with intakes, help respondents fill out applications and motions pro se, assist in workshops and other tasks supporting the programs at the Los Angeles Immigration Court self help desk.
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project #2—Remote Asylum Research & Merits Filings for Released and Detained Clients:  Students will assist attorneys with either researching country conditions for asylum applications, research on complex immigration issues, or help develop and assemble evidence for merits hearings for clients detained or recently released from Adelanto Detention Center.
  • Expungement Project—Orange County Clean Slate Clinic:  An expungement allows an individual that has completed their sentence to dismiss or reduce certain criminal convictions, allowing them to move on with their lives. The Clean Slate clinic also assists with applications for Certificate of Rehabilitation, Responses to DA Opposition, Motions for Reconsideration, and Juvenile Sealing.
  • Family Law at Public Law Center:  A volunteer will work with attorneys at PLC on a variety of family law issues for low-income clients, including researching and writing pleadings for family law proceedings, domestic violence restraining orders, guardianships, custody and visitation and other family law matters.
  • Farmworker Labor Law—Researching Organizing Strategies and Responses to Domestic & International Recruitment Violations:  Regulatory changes make it easier for employers to hire more temporary foreign field labor and pay them less.  Volunteers will assist Martinez Aguilasocho and Lynch researching and drafting legal memoranda and/or pleadings in response to the new regulations. 
  • Flathead Indian Reservation Research—Alternatives to Cash BailStudents will conduct research under the supervision of both the Prosecution and Defense offices from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana to learn more about alternatives to cash bail used by other tribal jurisdictions.
  • Freedom for Immigrants—Immigration Detention Research:  Many of the contracts fueling recent expansion of ICE's jails and prisons are not public.  A Student will research contracts between ICE, localities, private prison companies, and other private companies providing services to immigration jails and prisons by preparing public records requests.
  • Guardianships:  Students will work with attorneys from Rutan & Tucker, LLP to assist caretakers seeking probate guardianships of minor children that are in their care. Students will interview caretakers, prepare guardianship forms, and may attend the hearing with the supervising attorney.
  • Gun Safety Litigation & Legislation ResearchGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is the nation’s leading policy organization dedicated to researching, writing, enacting and defending proven laws and programs in an effort to save lives from gun violence.  Students will update a detailed 50-state survey on state laws for health care providers to report firearm injuries.
  • Health Care Access and Advocacy:  Volunteers will work in a specialized unit of Community Legal Aid SoCal focused on policy advocacy and assisting low-income clients in Orange County to access health care and solve serious issues clients may have with their medical insurance.  Students will interview clients and strategize about the best outcomes on a case-by-case basis.
  • Health Law Project with PLC:  Public Law Center's Health Law unit has a specialty project assisting low-income individuals living with AIDS or HIV, and medical-legal partnerships with healthcare providers throughout Orange County. Students will have the opportunity to draft briefs for hearings and appeals.
  • Homeless Citation Clinic: Homeless individuals in Orange County are often cited for petty issues, which are typically the result of being homeless.  Students will do intake interviews each week at a clinic for homeless individuals, investigating cases and doing follow up as needed. Students will assist with representation of clients, including research, writing, client communications, and investigation.
  • Hotel/Food Service Worker Project—Union Labor Work:  UNITE HERE Local 11 represents hotel workers. Students may represent members in grievance and arbitration proceedings; investigate, file and present unfair labor practice charges; research and formulate legal strategy in support of organizing and contract campaigns; or protect members' free speech rights at Union actions and picket lines.
  • Housing Element Investigation and Litigation Preparation:  Students will work closely with Public Law Center attorneys to review jurisdictions’ housing element plans and assist with the pre-litigation process, including reviewing and investigating the jurisdictions' compliance through Public Records Act requests, and researching possible remedies for Orange County's low-income residents.
  • Human Rights Initiative—Research for Honduran Child:  HRI is a Texas-based non-profit working with survivors of human rights abuse.  Students will provide research for The Children’s Program that works with undocumented children who are survivors of abandonment, neglect, and/or abuse by one or both parents.
  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center-Supporting Juvenile Immigration Removal Defense & Related Research:  Student’s work will focus on remote legal research including but not limited to helping fight deportations and researching changes to Asylum Law under the current Administration.
  • Immigration Assistance for Undocumented Anteaters & Family Members:  UCI is home to more than 700 undocumented students.  Volunteers interview students and family members of students, prepare record requests to determine possible immigration relief, prepare applications, and conduct research for humanitarian relief and family-based petitions.
  • Immigration Screening Clinic--Monthly:  Students will assist with a monthly immigration screening clinic in Santa Ana, meeting one-on-one with clients who are seeking assistance with their immigration status, gathering information so that Public Law Center can determine if the clients are eligible for any form of immigration relief.
  • Immigration Waivers for Hardship—Catholic Charities of OC and LA:  To assist immigrants seeking a waiver when trying to lawfully reside in the U.S., students will research medical or financial hardships, conditions in the client’s home country, and obtain evidence of waiver claims, including dozens of exhibits. Students will finalize the waiver application with oversight from a supervisor. 
  • Impact Litigation & Policy Project:  One law student will provide cutting-edge legal and policy research with Bet Tzedek’s Impact & Policy Project that represents low-income individuals in litigation in state and federal courts.  Research may look at consumer fraud, employment rights or public benefits.  
  • Innocence Project Collaboration:  Students will assist the California Innocence Project in reviewing requests for representation and writing recommendation memos under the supervision of attorneys from K&L Gates LLP. 
  • Innocence Rights of Orange County:  Law Office of Annee Della Donna is in need of student volunteers to assist in investigating current and potential innocence cases and drafting Appellate briefs and legal briefs on innocence cases that will be heard by the Court this session.
  • International Justice Project—UN Monitoring:  Students will work under the supervision of International Justice Resource Center to monitor activity of UN committees that investigate the following:  torture, racial discrimination, discrimination against women, migrant workers, children, persons with disabilities, civil & political rights, enforced disappearances, and economic, social & cultural rights.
  • International Refugee Assistance Project—Casework:  IRAP assists refugees applying for resettlement from abroad and policy advocacy to improve the refugee crisis.  Students work under the supervision of attorneys from Irell & Manella LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Hueston Hennigan LLP; Littler Mendelson P.C.; Microsoft; Jones Day; Payne & Fears LLP; Polsinelli LLP Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton LLP; and R & S Law Group LLP.
  • Kids In Need of Defense—Remote Research:  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) seeks volunteers to research creative arguments to overcome the challenges the current Administration is creating in asylum law, and to research country conditions for children’s asylum applications.
  • Legal Assistance for Crime Victims—Immigration, Civil & Family Law:  Volunteers will assist victims of domestic violence and crimes. Clients are assisted in a holistic manner in the areas of family law, civil law and immigration.
  • Litigation Assistance: Attorneys from Irell & Manella LLP are working on several pro bono litigation matters.  One student will work with Irell attorneys on any of the following: legal research and memo writing, discovery, drafting pleadings, or even observing a hearing.
  • Litigation Monitoring—Housing Rights in Orange County:  A student will assist Public Law Center staff attorneys with monitoring jurisdictions to identify housing issues.  This may include attending or reviewing video of the Council or Commission meetings, and drafting letters to the cities and Public Records Act requests.
  • Litigation Services for the Poor:  Volunteers will work on family law cases, including client interaction, drafting pleadings, discovery, and trial prep. Students may conduct intakes with potential clients, work with attorneys to render legal advice, work on discrete research projects, motion practice and client advocacy.
  • Los Angeles Air Force Base:  Volunteers will assist Judge Advocates with a variety of military professional and legal issues. Students may assist with military justice, military administrative law, and/or legal assistance work, including trusts and estates and family law. 
  • Los Angeles Drop-In Clinics:  The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles offers two clinics at which law students can just “drop in,” including a weekly Santa Monica Night clinic focused on housing matters, and a second clinic in Downtown LA that assists individuals with expungements of misdemeanor criminal convictions.
  • Marijuana Dispensaries on Native American Land:  Volunteers will research and suggest options for tribal code provisions regarding the lawful use of marijuana dispensaries on Native American reservations and how such provisions would impact federal funding.
  • Medical & Insurance Research for Transgender Rights ProjectBet Tzedek’s Transgender Rights Project seeks a student volunteer to work with a project attorney to research jury awards in housing harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender identity expression, sexual orientation, sex, disability or race.
  • Military Law and Policy Project:  Student volunteers will focus on research and writing, serving as policy analysts to evaluate deep-seated structural problems within the military that lead to homelessness, mental health challenges, and suicide.
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Research Project:  An Assistant United States Attorney is seeking one law student to provide general legal research and writing on casework pertaining to missing and murdered indigenous woman on tribal lands.
  • Mobile Home Owner Advocacy:  Mobile home ownership is one of the few ways for low-income individuals to acquire assets. Student volunteers are needed to assist low-income mobile home owners with issues they face with the park management/ownership and or other tenants.
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund Case Monitoring:  Student volunteers will work with attorneys from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to prepare regular reports for LDF on newly filed cases. Student volunteers will review new case filings, identify cases of potential interest, and summarize cases for a memo. 
  • Pet Protection Project—Housing Clinics in LA:  Housing Equality & Advocacy Resource Team (HEART LA) focuses on protecting pets in their homes and helping keep animals out of shelters.  Volunteers will staff clinics, providing housing advice, intakes for possible representation by HEART LA, and preparing reply letters to eviction notices. 
  • Physicians for Justice— Intersection of Illness and Injustice:  Volunteers will study the types of chronic mental and physical health issues encountered by public interest clients in the Orange County community and brainstorming ways to address them through the legal system.
  • Public Benefits Legal Assistance:  Volunteers will work to secure benefits for clients ensuring that a recipient's most basic needs are met. Students will participate in client intake interviews, provide follow up research and critical information about the law and procedures that may affect their cases, and assist individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits.
  • Removal Defense Work for Low-Income Non-Detained Immigrants: Students will work with Public Law Center attorneys to research and investigate avenues of relief for clients in deportation proceedings. Students may also work on research relating to procedural rights such as due process issues..
  • Right to Counsel—Parents and Children in Civil Cases:  The National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC) is in need of student research regarding: 1) the appointment of counsel in child welfare cases; 2) Counsel for parents and children in truancy cases; and 3) counsel for parents in delinquency proceedings. 
  • Saturday Academy of Law (SAL):  Law students work alongside certified teachers from Santa Ana and Anaheim school districts in this pipeline program for ninth graders.  Volunteers teach lessons on the First Amendment, briefing a case, the U.S. court system, and recent constitutional challenges that have made impacts on society.
  • Sentence Reduction for Prior Service Members for Service Related Issues: Volunteers are needed to communicate with clients, review records and help prepare cases of prior military service members who are currently serving a felony sentence and whose sentences may be reconsidered due to disorders related to their time in service.
  • Short Term Research—Health Care, Seniors & Public Benefits:  A volunteer for Justice in Aging will be “on call” to provide short term research responses on questions related to legal issues that affect low income seniors.
  • Skid Row Legal Clinic:  Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles operates weekly clinics in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles. Volunteers will do intakes, assess cases, and provide information and referrals.
  • Surfrider: Volunteers can expect a sampling of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and beach access issues of national significance. Volunteers will provide detailed legal research, writing, and general support for ongoing campaigns that cover a diverse range of issues.
  • Tenant Defense Clinic: Students will assist clients that are being evicted with completing answers, providing information on procedure, and trial preparation. Students will provide insight to the attorney for potential court representation and are encouraged to attend the court trials and assist with trial preparation.
  • Tijuana Border Rights Protection for Asylum Seekers: The Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado (AOL) needs volunteers to assist deported clients who are applying for asylum, including  interviewing deportees, providing legal advice, conducting legal observation at the San Ysidro port of entry, observing the immigration court docket cases, conducting research, and writing to support AOL.
  • Transactional Law Project:  One student will work in the Public Law Center’s Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project to provide legal assistance to youth nonprofits and small businesses. Cases tend to be transactional in nature, and include business formation, licenses and permits, and contract drafting. 
  • Transgender Law Center Legal Information Helpline:  Volunteers will respond to questions received by TLC’s Information Helpline in areas including employment, health care, housing, civil rights, immigration, and identity document changes.  Volunteers will provide written responses and can engage in legal and web research to expand the scope of the legal database used to respond to Helpline inquiries.   
  • Transgender Legal Assistance Clinic:  This student-created project serves the legal needs of transgender and gender non-binary people in Southern California. Volunteers help self-represented litigants prepare a petition to change their legal name and/or gender marker.
  • Tribal Code Revision—Fort Peck in Montana:  Students are needed to review, edit, and provide recommendations for updating the current tribal code for Fort Peck Reservation.
  • VA Benefits Appellate Project:  Students will assist veterans seeking relief for benefits claims in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans. The project will be supervised by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  Students will handle cases through appeal, including briefing legal issues for the Court.
  • Veterans and Their Caregiver Benefit Advocacy—Short Term Research Projects: Public Counsel’s Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA) is seeking student volunteers who are able to work with veterans, their families, or their caretakers to conduct research assisting veterans with Discharge and VA related issues.
  • Veterans Legal Institute:  VLI provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency.  Students will assist in providing pro bono legal services, research and writing, discharge upgrades, veteran’s benefits, and other issues related to military and civil law.
  • Victims of Crime Special Visas (U-Visa):  Students will work in pairs and will be supervised by attorneys from Snell & Wilmer LLP in preparing U-Visa requests for victims of crime, who have cooperated with law enforcement in the investigation related to their victimization.  Most clients are women and children that have suffered physical or sexual abuse by a family member or intimate partner.
  • Video Conferencing—Legal Aid Clients in Need:  The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has created a revolutionary pro bono project to use technology to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent legal help for a client in areas with few legal service attorneys. Students will conduct client intakes using videoconferencing with individuals at libraries around LA County.
  • Wage Justice Center Project:  WJC provides justice to exploited workers, collecting over $16,000,000 of back wages and penalties in cases where others had written off any possibility of collection. Volunteers are needed at least 2-3 times during the semester to conduct research remotely and assist with drafting discovery requests and motions.  
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic Orange County Student volunteers will participate in employment law intake clinics for low-income workers in a wide range of areas, including discrimination/harassment, wage and hour, unemployment benefits, and wrongful termination.  Legal Aid at Work, based in San Francisco, will regularly travel to Orange County to provide training and supervision.