February 2019

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services re-brand to become Community Legal Aid SoCal

February 1, 2019

Following 60 years serving residents in southern California, the new branding unifies the organization under one name.

January 2019

The Unlawful Detainer Workshop at Central Justice Center — A Vital Resource for Tenants Facing Eviction

January 10, 2019

Tenants who are served with an eviction lawsuit (unlawful detainer or UD) are often at a loss about how to respond in their case.  The Unlawful Detainer (UD) Workshop, conducted through a partnership between The Superior Court of California and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC), was created to address this issue.

October 2018

Honoring Our Roots in the Orange County Bar Association

October 9, 2018

The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) have a long and rich history in the county. LASOC traces its roots and existence to the OCBA.

July 2018


July 23, 2018

COSTA MESA, CALIF. (July 23, 2018) – Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services (LASOC-CLS), a private non-profit that provides legal advice, counseling and representation to low income individuals on various civil matters, today announced a major victory for low-income tenants displaced from residential motels by municipal action.

Free Online Dispute Resolution Available for Orange County Small Claims Cases

July 20, 2018

Santa Ana, CA- The Legal Aid Society of Orange County has created an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system for Small Claims cases filed in the Orange County Superior Court. The system was developed in collaboration with the Court and funded by a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. It is a free, convenient way for parties to resolve a Small Claims dispute online before trial. The service became available June 30, 2018 at odr.legal-aid.com.


July 20, 2018

At its July Board of Directors meeting, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County – Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (LASOC-CLS) welcomed its new executive leadership for 2018-2019: Roman Darmer, Brian Berggren, Debora Rodriguez, Douglas B. Davidson, Alan Slater, Adriana Moreno, Esther Morales and Lei Lei Wang Ekvall.

June 2018

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services (LASOC-CLS) achieves victory in court on behalf of low-income residents of Huntington Beach.

June 26, 2018

In March 2018, plaintiffs in Kennedy Commission v. Huntington Beach filed a First Amended Petition in Superior Court, alleging that the City of Huntington Beach violated housing laws by adopting a specific plan amendment that prevents affordable housing from being built in the city. The city’s decision makes it even more difficult for low-income Huntington Beach residents to find housing in the city.

LASOC-CLS attends ABA Access to Justice Committee Fundraising Training

June 18, 2018

Fundraising is always a challenge for nonprofit law organizations. That’s why it helps significantly when other legal services organizations share their successful fundraising strategies and help troubleshoot problems.

April 2018

April 28, 2018: Housing Resource Fair

April 12, 2018

Struggling homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in free mortgage payment assistance to prevent foreclosure! Don’t Miss this FREE opportunity to meet with nonprofit HUD Approved Housing Counselors to:

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A dinner honoring Bob Cohen

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