Culture & Civic Life
Equal Justice Initiative
Since its founding in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative has become a national powerhouse in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice, th...
Public Counsel was founded in Los Angeles in 1970 with three primary goals: to protect underserved children's legal rights, to foster economic justice by representing communities lacking access to legal representation, and to represent immigrants who are victims of a variety of crimes and human rights violations. Public Counsel employs 71 attorneys and 50 support staff members and social workers, relying on the dedication of over 5,000 volunteer lawyers and law students to continue its work. This vast network of employees and volunteers provides aid to over 30,000 families, children, and organizations each year that otherwise would not have access to high-quality legal representation. Public Counsel provides services in the following areas: Veteran's Advocacy, Appellate Law, Children's Rights, Early Care and Education Law, Community Development, Homelessness Prevention Law, Immigrants' Rights, Consumer Law, and the Opportunity Under Law project.
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