Bankruptcy Assistance ( Disaster/Emergency Issues )
LA Represents is a legal assistance initiative to help residents and business owners in Los Angeles who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer have assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys who will enhance their existing pro bono commitments to legal aid organizations to provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters. Legal aid organizations listed by program offer services including bankruptcy assistance, debt management, debt management for student financial aid issues, domestic/family violence legal services, eviction prevention legal assistance, general legal aid, general legal aid for business issues, labor and employment law, and landlord/tenant assistance. Assistance for Small Businesses Many LA Represents pro bono attorneys will provide assistance to small businesses least likely to have access to effective legal services as they confront new workplace regulations, renegotiate commercial leases, apply for government relief programs, and navigate compliance with emergency health and safety orders. Volunteer Opportunities for Lawyers The program also lists legal organizations seeking lawyers interested in criminal justice/legal services volunteer opportunities. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Visit website for participating organizations and their contact information. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable.