LA Represents is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gavel icon Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer have assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys who will enhance their existing pro bono commitments to legal aid organizations to provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.

Additionally, we have partnered with Bet Tzedek Legal Services to build a new support system for small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many LA Represents pro bono attorneys will provide assistance to small businesses least likely to have access to effective legal services as they confront new workplace regulations, renegotiate commercial leases, apply for government relief programs, and navigate compliance with emergency health and safety orders.


I need a lawyer to help me with:

My landlord

  • Stay Housed LA: Stay Housed L.A. County is a collaboration between community organizations, legal service providers, and the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to provide L.A. County renters with information about their rights as tenants. Stay Housed L.A. County is also offering free and low-cost legal assistance to tenants to help prevent evictions and keep people in their homes.

  • Inner City Law Center (Downtown/Metro): E-mail evictions@innercitylaw.org to receive a response within two business days. If you do not have email, call (213) 891-2880 and dial 0 to leave a voice message.

  • Public Counsel (Downtown, Compton, Long Beach): Call (213) 385-2977, ext. 100 and leave a message with your name, number, and the legal issue you are trying to resolve.  If you have received a complaint without a summons, call the Shriver Self-Help Center at (818) 485-0576 or email ShriverSHpublic@nlsla.org.

  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Downtown, South LA, Inglewood): Call (800) 399-4529 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m; or 1 to 4:30 p.m. for intake and advice); or apply online at LAFLA.org 24/7.

  • Bet Tzedek (Santa Monica, Westside, Mid-City): Call our intake line at (323) 939-0506 or email intake@bettzedek.org.

  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: Call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.

  • Community Legal Aid SoCal (Southeast Los Angeles): Call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles: For assistance in English: (888) 349-9695; 中文: (800) 520-2356; 한글: (800) 867-3640; Tagalog: (855) 300-2552; ภาษาไทย: (800) 914-9583; Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958..

My safety

  • If you are experiencing an emergency threat, call 9-1-1.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: 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 ext. 8097 for help.
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association: Call (213) 624-3665 or email dvp@lacba.org.
  • Bet Tzedek: For assistance with Elder Abuse, email eaclinic@bettzedek.org or call (323) 648-4730.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles: For assistance in English: (888) 349-9695; 中文: (800) 520-2356; 한글: (800) 867-3640; Tagalog: (855) 300-2552; ภาษาไทย: (800) 914-9583; Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958. . If you are an Asian victim of hate, please visit this website. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles has a victim’s advocate and legal services for victims.
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For restraining orders, divorce and custody, call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law: If you think you need a restraining order the same day, you should call the police 911 and say you are in danger and need an Emergency Restraining Order (EPO) or go the Court website www.lacourt.org/selfhelp and follow their instructions or call the Court at 213- 830-0845 during weekdays. For all other domestic violence questions and problems, you can call us at 213 388-7515 and leave a safe number for us to call you. You can say it is about domestic violence. If you receive CalWORKs you should let us know that too.
  • Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice: Provides family law and immigration law representation for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call (323) 980-3500 or email services@LACLJ.org or apply online at www.laclj.org/contact/services-request/. Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Community Legal Aid SoCal: For assistance with domestic violence restraining orders and elder abuse, call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Or email DVComptonmail@clsocal.org or DVWhittierMail@clsocal.org.

My employment

  • Bet Tzedek Employment Rights Project Workers’ Rights Virtual (Telephonic) Clinic every Wednesday night. Leave a voicemail at (323) 939-0506 ext. 415, to request an appointment. Advanced registration required.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For assistance with unemployment insurance applications and appeals, call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
  • Community Legal Aid SoCal: For assistance with unemployment benefits, call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles: For assistance in English: (888) 349-9695; 中文: (800) 520-2356; 한글: (800) 867-3640; Tagalog: (855) 300-2552; ภาษาไทย: (800) 914-9583; Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958. If you are an Asian victim of hate, please visit this website. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles has a victim’s advocate and legal services for victims.

My debt

  • Public Counsel: For individual bankruptcy (not businesses), click here. All services previously provided at the bankruptcy court are now being provided remotely within 48 hours (English/Español). For other consumer debt issues, click here. For the fastest response, please fill out the online intake application. If you are not able to fill out the online application, leave a message at (213) 385-2977 ext. 700.
  • Bet Tzedek: For Elder Fraud issues, email eaclinic@bettzedek.org or call (323) 648-4730.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: For Student Loan Issues, call (800) 399-4529.
  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For individual bankruptcy call 818-485-0571, for help with medical debt call (800) 896-3202 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
  • Community Legal Aid SoCal: Call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Other legal questions


My small business needs legal advice

For free legal resources to address problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Bet Tzedek's website.


I am a lawyer who wants to help

Below is a list of legal aid organizations to contact about offering your services.


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Thank you to the following legal organizations

  • Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
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  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Irish American Bar Association-Los Angeles
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • LA Law Library

Thank you to the following institutions for their support

  • UCLA School of Law
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • Loyola Law School
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • UC Irvine School of Law
  • Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law