LACLJ is committed to advocating on behalf of the nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men who have experienced some form of sexual assault. A lawyer can be a valuable advocate for survivors of sexual assault. In LACLJ's Teen/LA program, attorneys help young survivors come up with solutions to the challenges they may face in their everyday lives after an assault.
ANGELA TURNER Attorney, Teen/LA Program What is sexual assault? Sexual
LACLJ is committed to providing high quality and free legal services to immigrants who have suffered significant violence and trauma. On March 21st, LACLJ stood with other attorneys and community partners to protest the lack of free legal representation for immigrants facing deportation.
Last month, the band Attractive Nuisance rocked out in support of LACLJ at the fifth annual Law Rocks Los Angeles. Featuring talent from Allen Matkins and Payne & Fears, Attractive Nuisance raised $7,000 to support LACLJ's work, and tied for first place
ARIANNE WANG Attorney, Teen/LA Program What unique issues do young
In the United States, one in three teens will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and promote efforts to end abuse in teens and young adults' relationships.
Beverly is a young mother and a survivor of dating violence. She came to LACLJ through our Teen/LA program when she was 18 with her infant child. The father of her child had inflicted physical and mental abuse on her during their relationship and continued to threaten her after they broke up. Beverly feared for her and her child's safety because of the batterer's controlling behavior, so she sought a permanent restraining order.
Last month, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would review the Texas initiated lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive immigration initiatives.
LACLJ is excited to welcome two new staff attorneys, Melissa Viramontes and Mariliz Aquino, to our team!
After leaving a violent relationship with her son's father, Beatrice* came to LACLJ to secure custody of her son. For years, she had suffered physical, emotional and verbal abuse, and now her son's father sought to keep Beatrice from her child.