LEGAL SERVICES GUIDE [PDF]
In addition to the essential services listed below, click on the link above for a more comprehensive listing of legal services and programs.
BET TZEDEK LEGAL SERVICES
3250 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1509
West Hollwood Case Attorney (Alla Chasnik) - (323) 549-5841
Provides legal services for community members, with particular emphasis on benefits advocacy, landlord/tenant issues and Holocaust survivor benefits.
CENTER FOR CIVIC MEDIATION
A program of the LA County Bar Assocation (www.lacba.org) that provides dispute resolution and mediation services and training.
CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE RIGHTS
(800) 824-0780 or (213) 383-4519
Free legal assistance and counseling for problems with Medicare, supplemental health insurance, and HMOs. Legal counselors available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4pm. Call the Comprehensive Services Center at (323) 851-8202 to make an appointment with a HICAP counselor at Plummer Park. Volunteer opportunities available. Staff is multilingual.
COALITION FOR ECONOMIC SURVIVAL
514 Shatto Place #270
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Advice regarding landlord-tenant issues. No court representatives.
There is no court in West Hollywood, but the Los Angeles court system has courts throughout LA County to help with legal matters including small claims, unlawful detainer and traffic cases. Detailed information can be found online or contact the following local courts:
Small Claims - Inglewood Courthouse @ (310) 419-5132
Traffic - Beverly Hills Courthouse @ (310) 288-1307
Unlawful Detainer - Santa Monica Courthouse @ (310) 260-1886
HOUSING RIGHTS CENTER
3255 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Investigates allegations of housing discrimination under the fair housing laws.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
The LA County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service will provide lawyer referrals and other information.
LOS ANGELES HIV LAW AND POLICY PROJECT
Intake Phone Line - (310) 794-7367
The Los Angeles HIV Law & Policy Project is a collaboration between the LA County Bar Association's AIDS Legal Services Project, Inner City Law Center, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, UCLA School of Law, and the Williams Institute. The Project provides services to people living with HIV including referrals, legal assistance, and policy analysis.
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER
Legal Services Program
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Provides legal services to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender and all other communities. The Anti-Violence Project provides hate crime/incidents documentation and advocacy assistance. The Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project (DVLAP) provides same sex domestic violence safety planning and advocacy. The Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP) helps with employment issues, name changes and legal consultations.
SMALL CLAIMS COURT ADVISORS
500 W. Temple St., Room B-96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Advice about the procedures for filing in Small Claims Court.