Legal Aid Society of Orange County

For nearly 50 years,the Legal Aid Society of Orange County has been providing civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors throughout Orange County. LASOC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that was founded by a group of local attorneys in 1958 for the purpose of responding to legal needs of the County's poor and elderly.

In 1984, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County successfully competed for and received a grant from the Legal Services Corporation which then allowed the agency to expand its service area to include southeast Los Angeles. We have offices in Santa Ana, Anaheim, and in Compton and Norwalk, where we are known as Community Legal Services.

LASOC's mission is to provide civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education. It is estimated that LASOC has closed more than 400,000 cases
since 1958.

In 2006, LASOC/CLS closed more than 13,000 cases through its litigation department and specialized units. LASOC/CLS also provided legal information to more than 6,800 self-represented litigants through
its Legal Resolutions Center and Self Help Center at the Compton Courthouse.

Through its Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative and I-CAN! E-File software, LASOC and its partners returned more than $18.3 million to qualified workers nationwide in the 2007 tax season alone.

Mission Statement

The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County is to provide civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education.

It is estimated that LASOC has closed more than 400,000 cases since its establishment in 1958. In 2006, LASOC/CLS closed more than 13,000 cases through its litigation department and specialized units. LASOC/CLS also provided legal information to more than 6,800 self-represented litigants through its Legal Resolutions Center and Self Help Center at the Compton Courthouse. Through its Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative and I-CAN! E-File software, LASOC and its partners returned more than $18.3 million to qualified workers nationwide in the 2007 tax season alone.


The Details

(33.7648,-117.836)
 
  • Address
    2101 N. Tustin AvenueSanta Ana, CA 92705
  • Contact
    • Anna Lisa Biason
  • Phone
    • (714) 571 5220
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Community, Computers & Technology, Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing, Justice & Legal

Average Review 1 reviews

Would you recommend Legal Aid Society of Orange County?

by Bryce W. (April 29, 2010)
I emailed the volunteer division several times to donate my time. I never received any response. I downloaded all the necessary paperwork to volunteer which is long and detailed and took time and effort to fill out. I mailed this to the main volunteer office. I never received any response. Even if they didn't need me, and even if I didn't have enough to offer, a "thank you" would have been nice.
 

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