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Securing Legal Representation

This is a short list of various national legal services organizations. The last link is to various legal services organizations in Los Angeles.

Securing Legal Representation


Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to using the bar to uphold equal justice under the law. It focuses on policy or class actions in fields such as education or voting rights that will help large groups of people, rather than individuals.

American Bar Association: Pro Bono Programs by State lists many pro bono programs, which provide free legal services to those who can’t afford them, organized by state.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education, as well as by upholding the advances made by the prior 70 years of civil rights struggles. They usually focus on cases that affect large groups of people and the legal protections of African Americans.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is a legal civil rights organization that aims to bring about “social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.” MALDEF focuses on equalizing society for members of the Latino and Hispanic communities, especially immigrants.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) seeks to protect First Amendment, due process, privacy, and equal protection rights, especially those of traditionally oppressed Americans such as minorities and LGBT individuals.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest civil rights organization with the goal of achieving LGBT equality through advocacy, legislation, education, and partnering with other organizations.

LA Represents is a legal services initiative and partner with various legal organizations.

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