• Now accepting applications for Deputy Public Defender I.  Applicants pending California State Bar exam results are eligible to apply.

  • Financial hardships often steer talented law students away from work opportunities that serve the public interest. Please donate to our post-bar law clerk, law clerk and internship programs.

  • The first-ever LGBTQ-Plus branch of the Collaborative Court has officially launched at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center downtown LA.

Changing Lives

Need a better job, benefits or housing? Is your past harming your future? The Public Defender offers many free, record-clearing clinics each month.

Prop. 64: The Cannabis Law

Prop. 64 allows anyone to apply to have their past marijuana-related offenses reduced or expunged. Roughly 200,000 LA County residents are eligible.

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For inquiries, call:  Toll-Free (833) 699-0262 or (213) 974-2811

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