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Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance

Center for Health Care Rights Los Angeles County Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

520 S. Lafayette Park Pl., Suite 214, Los Angeles 90057
(213) 383-4519 • (800) 824-0780 • Fax: (213) 383-4598

Agency provides in-person and telephone counseling and legal assistance with Medicare and other health programs to Medicare beneficiaries and families in LA County. Also makes presentations on health-related issues throughout the county.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

1102 S. Crenshaw, Los Angeles 90019
(800) 399-4529 (Toll-Free)
(213) 640-3881 • (323) 801-7991
Fax: (323) 801-7945

Santa Monica Office:
1640 Fifth St., Santa Monica 90401
(310) 899-6200 • Fax: (310) 899-6208

Offers free consultation services to low-income individuals with NONcriminal legal problems involving housing, welfare, immigration, employment, consumer protection, and some family law. Services available in English and Spanish. Free or sliding scale.

Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.

Main Office: 261 S. Figueroa, Suite 310 Los Angeles 90012
(213) 896-6533 • Fax: (213) 613-1299
Website: • E-Mail:

Telephone-based service with trained mediators for domestic, business, consumer/merchant, landlord/tenant, and neighbor/neighbor disputes. If appropriate, will arrange for all parties to meet in person for mediation. Services available in English and Spanish. Fees for mediation sessions range from $0 to $150 per session, with a $25 case processing fee (sliding scale for low-income individuals).

Santa Monica Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)

854 Pico Blvd. 2nd Floor, Santa Monica 90405-1325
(310) 581-5163 • Fax: (310) 581-5308
Website: • E-Mail:

Referrals to experienced attorneys in many fields of law. Administrative fee $25 to LRIS helps defray costs of running program and covers initial 30-minute consultation with attorney, by appointment only (no walk-ins). Leave message if office is closed.