Skid Row is a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles where homeless, transient, and low-income individuals have lived for over a century. The Skid Row Clinic is an on-the-ground effort by UCLA law students who work with the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN), Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), and El Centro Legal to provide legal services to Skid Row residents. Skid Row residents encounter a range of legal issues including wrongful evictions, habitability complaints, housing discrimination, and tickets/warrants. Volunteers participate in a comprehensive training designed to educate them on the legal issues facing vulnerable populations and foster an understanding and respect for the history and culture of Skid Row. After the training, volunteers will work in pairs to conduct client interviews, complete intake paperwork, and confer with LAFLA attorneys to assess and advise on clients' legal issues. The Clinic meets downtown, at LACAN, on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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