At the clinic, law students, under faculty supervision, provide direct representation for immigrant clients, including unaccompanied minors, asylum-seeking families and low-wage workers. In addition, through outreach workshops and one-on-one counseling, law students provide information and advice on immigration and related legal issues to students, teachers, and residents of Koreatown. In the course associated with the clinic, law students learn fundamental legal skills, including interviews, counselling, legal research and writing, and oral advocacy; access to other advocacy tools and methods related to the Community Prosecutor`s Office; and rely on theoretical and interdisciplinary framework conditions to contextualize the clinic`s casework. Skid Row is a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood that has been home to homeless, transient and low-income people for more than a century. Skid Row Clinic is an initiative of UCLA law students who work with the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN), the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), and El Centro Legal to provide legal services to Skid Row residents. Skid Row residents face a number of legal issues including illegal evictions, habitability complaints, property discrimination, and tickets/warrants. Volunteers participate in comprehensive training designed to educate them on the legal issues of vulnerable populations and to promote understanding and respect for Skid Row`s history and culture. Following the training, volunteers will work in pairs to conduct client interviews, complete registration paperwork, and consult with LAFLA lawyers to assess and advise clients` legal issues. The clinic meets on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 in downtown LACAN. The UCLA Documentary Film Legal Clinic provides pro bono services to independent documentary filmmakers who need legal assistance. The clinic is comprised of second- and third-year law students who work under the guidance of two seasoned media lawyers, including clinic director Dale Cohen. Because the clinic is part of UCLA`s Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology, and Sports Law, the clinic`s student practitioners also have the opportunity to leverage the expertise of UCLA`s distinguished faculty and outstanding alumni. Education Rights Clinic works with Public Counsel to provide legal admission to parents who advocate for their children in the public school system.
This year, volunteers will also have the opportunity to work with the ACLU SoCal`s Education Equity team. Participants will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of education law, from special education to enrolment to the rights of bilingual students. Public Council admission evenings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, with virtual recordings if required. ACLU projects run throughout the semester. We ask each participant to commit to at least one admission per semester. Contact El Centro Legal ClinicsElCentro@lawnet.ucla.edu Law School opens clinic to offer free legal aid for documentaries (Daily Bruin, 31. January 2018) The Immigrant Family Legal Clinic, the only immigration law clinic on a K-12 campus in the public school in the country, is an innovative model of community advocacy that provides holistic representation and strengthens community education and outreach. The Tenants` Rights Clinic advocates on behalf of low-income tenants facing evictions, habitability issues, rent increases and other issues. Volunteers at the clinic support lawyers at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Santa Monica. In addition to conducting intake interviews, volunteers work with lawyers to determine how the law is applied to clients` problems and how best to resolve them, and then advise clients on how to resolve their problems through best practices. The clinic is performed remotely at different times. Volunteers are welcome to attend at least 2-3 times per semester.
Labor & Economic Justice Clinic (LEJC) is partnering with UNITE HERE Local 11, the Los Angeles-based hotel workers` union involved in innovative union campaigns, and Soldiers of Pole, the new Los Angeles-based union that is launching a union movement for strippers. This semester, clinic participants will have the opportunity to participate in UI remotely, among other things, to help union members connect with California`s EDD and file letters and appeals to access the UI benefits to which they are entitled and participate in an UI advocacy campaign. Participants must complete the clinic`s training. The clinics offer students the opportunity to tackle important national and global challenges while transforming people`s lives. Through our clinical offering, students serve as first presidents and develop skills that they will apply in practice under the expert supervision of faculty and practitioners. UCLA Law School and students are passionate about social justice and reflective practice for lifelong learning. Welcome to the Tribal Legal Development Clinic. The clinic connects law students directly with tribal leaders, officers and lawyers to provide legal development services to Native American tribes.
The clinic hosts non-procedural and tribal projects covering a wide range of topics. Students work in teams, consult regularly with the tribal fraternity, and produce a work product under the supervision of the director of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Legal Development Clinic. El Centro Legal Clinics does not provide direct legal advice. Law students are not allowed to represent individuals in legal matters unless they are working under the supervision of a licensed attorney. For this reason, we do not refer individuals or organizations seeking support to private lawyers. If you think you need to speak to an attorney, please contact the Los Angeles County Bar Association in lacba.org or follow one of the links below to the California State Bar. As part of UCLA Law School`s experiential education program, the clinic differs from the student-run El Centro Legal Clinic, which also supports veterans. LGL is an innovative effort to empower low-income intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming people. Our clinic works with LGBTQ-focused organizations to help people get legal name and gender marker changes to better match their gender identity.
In our trainings, we learn about the unique legal challenges faced by the transgender community, including immigration, criminal justice and domestic violence issues. At least once a semester, we will receive the L.A. West Hollywood LGBT centers are working together to host a legal name and gender opportunity pro bono remote clinic where volunteers help greet clients, fill out court forms, and provide information on what clients can expect from the legal name change and sex change process. The clinic will also connect members with other ways to volunteer with LGBTQ legal aid organizations. LGL`s founding was inspired by the principles of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. We recognize that trans activist efforts have always been at the heart of the LGBTQ movement and should continue to be. Most importantly, our volunteers will get a glimpse of how legal aid can support the ongoing community building work of queer and transgender organizers in the Los Angeles area.