Clinics & Events
Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Talk to an Attorney about your legal issue!
Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic will
run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration will end on
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 12pm.
To pre-register, please call the office at
323-319-3559 to do an intake over the phone.
To see if you qualify for our services, please check the income guidelines on our clients page.
Please consider volunteering to serve with CLA-LA at our clinics, or attending one of our upcoming events to learn more about doing justice, bringing hope, and changing lives in Los Angeles.
If you would like your church to host a clinic, please contact us at email@example.com.
Education of lawyers, law students, paralegals, legal professionals, clients and the general public is a key component of CLA-LA's work in Los Angeles. NOTE: The MCLE trainings are specifically for law students and lawyers.
2022 16th Annual Prayer Breakfast
If you missed our 16th Annual Prayer Gathering, here is your opportunity to see it with the links provided below.
Introduction to Christian Legal Aid - Los Angeles: Alex Kim, Esq.
Scripture and Prayer: Jeffery Koenig, Esq.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert Cochran
Intern of the Year Award: Christopher Hansen
Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award: Tamara Dillingham, Esq.
Volunteer Attorney Testimony: Sam Sadeghi, Esq.
Call to Action: Patricia K. Oliver, Esq.
2023 Upcoming Free Legal Aid Clinics Schedule:
(In-Person Clinic or Phone Clinic: Location and Time To Be Determined)
2024 Upcoming Free Legal Aid Clinics Schedule-Subject to Change
(In-Person or Phone to be Determined)
2023 17th Annual Prayer Breakfast
We thank you so much for coming to our 17th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Your presence was such a blessing to us. We pray you were blessed and inspired by our dynamic keynote speaker, Andy Bales.
If you missed our 17th Annual Prayer Breakfast, please click the link below to enjoy the inspirational message from our Keynote Speaker, Andy Bales-President and CEO of the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in Downtown, Los Angeles and the full video of the Prayer Breakfast.
Andy Bales Video
17th Annual Prayer Breakfast-Full Video
We pray that you will have a very blessed holiday season, and we hope to see you again next year!
From the Board and Staff at Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY INFORMATION
Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the practice and study of law, the defense of religious freedom and
life, and the provision of legal aid of the needy. Please visit their website at www.christianlegalaid.org for more information and upcoming events. To learn how you can serve in Christian Legal Aid or start a new clinic in your area, please contact them at CLA@clsnet.org.
CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID OF LOS ANGELES ENGAGES
ELLEN REINIG AS LEGAL AID CLINIC DIRECTOR
Los Angeles, California April 3, 2023
Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles (CLA-LA) has announced that it has engaged Ellen Reinig as Legal Aid Clinic Director. Among other things, Ms. Reinig will be seeking attorney volunteers for monthly legal aid clinics providing free legal services to the underserved community in Los Angeles. Ms. Reinig served as Director of Legal Programs for CLA-LA from 2019 to 2020 before moving to Tennessee and beginning her solo practice as an attorney. Ms. Reinig received her Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School graduating "summa cum laude" and her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Concordia University, Irvine.
Ms. Reinig has been pursuing justice for those who cannot speak for themselves for the last two decades. She is currently serving on the Board of Forgotten Children, Inc., which fights human trafficking, and is the Development Director of The Transformation Project, which helps people find freedom in Christ from life controlling issues, such as anger, alcohol, and drugs. She has worked in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Advocate and for the Institute of Innovation, Integration, and Impact in Africa as a Human Rights Advocate. Ms. Reinig’s work as an attorney has included serving at Orange County Legal Aid, the Pacific Justice Institute, and the Human Trafficking Unit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Charles Suhayda, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of CLA-LA, said, “We are pleased that Ellen Reinig will once again be assisting us to ensure that our legal aid continue to serve those who cannot afford to pay for an attorney’s assistance. We believe that her enthusiasm and commitment will encourage more attorneys to volunteer to serve at our monthly legal clinics.”
Mr. Suhayda further stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors of CLA-LA, I want to thank Carolyn Jefferson for her dedicated service as Director of Legal Programs over t he past three years. She has chosen to pursue other activities, and we wish her much success. Ms. Jefferson did a particularly outstanding job organizing the Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles "Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation" Legal Internship Program to educate and encourage law students to devote a portion of their legal career in service to those in poverty for whom legal services are out of reach.”
About Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles:
CLA-LA is a stand-alone California nonprofit religious corporation that believes pursuing “justice for all” is an essential aspect of loving our neighbors. We believe that providing access to basic legal services is a powerful way to offer a hand-up to the most vulnerable in society: veterans, the elderly, homeless families, victims of domestic abuse, and refugees. The CLA-LA mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ by cultivating a passion for justice in our community and providing free legal services and hope to those in need in Los Angeles County.
From the Board of Directors and Staff of Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles