Visit Public Counsel for Various Public Interest Opportunities

Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law office in the nation and works with major law firms to change people’s futures. Their staff of fifty-one attorneys and forty-six support staff – including five social workers – along with over 5,000 volunteer lawyers, law students and legal professionals assisted over 32,000 low-income children, youth, adults and families, as well as eligible community organizations last year. The value of these free legal services provided during 2010 is conservatively estimated at over $88 million.

Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is the public interest law firm of the Los  Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations, as well as the Southern  California affiliate of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Public Counsel’s activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level.  Volunteer attorneys have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects-large and small, litigation and transactional matters.  Staff provides training, model pleadings and forms and consultations to volunteers.  The substantive areas in which Public Counsel works include Veterans Advocacy, Appellate Law, Community Development, Early Care and Education Law, Homelessness Prevention Law, Children’s Rights and Consumer Law.

For information and opportunities, please visit the website.