Direct Representation

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services attorneys

The attorneys of LASOC/CLS provide representation for low-income individuals with complex civil legal problems and who fall within our service priorities. Our attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries assist clients with their most urgent legal problems under these priorities. Working through the courts and government agencies, LASOC/CLS staff advocate for their clients to ensure that their rights are protected and that they are treated fairly to obtain a just result.

Because of the considerable costs associated with legal representation, our attorneys accept cases that have the most potential for serious adverse effect upon the individuals involved and those in which our involvement is likely to affect the outcome of the case.

For individuals who are not eligible to receive legal representation, LASOC created the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), a program that engages an extensive panel of qualified attorneys who can assist individuals with legal problems that are outside LASOC/CLS scope of services.