Public Counsel Cares

Public Counsel CARES (Connecting Angelinos to Resources and Essential Services) is a direct services initiative that helps clients overcome legal obstacles and administrative barriers in order to receive public benefits. CARES gives law students the opportunity to have a significant and immediate impact on the lives of homeless and severely impoverished Angelinos. Students will act as on-site advocates at different Departments of Public and Social Services in Los Angeles County, where impoverished, hungry and homeless individuals are most likely to need advice and legal aid. In addition to helping clients obtain and maintain their cash aid and food assistance, students will give clients referrals to private and community aid organizations that offer basic human needs assistance and legal aid. Volunteers will gain practice with client intake, advocacy, and dispute resolution and will be providing an invaluable service to their local community.

The clinic takes place at different DPSS offices on Friday afternoons.

Clinic Chairs
Francis Mascarenhas:
Michael Cohen:

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