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Legal Advocacy at Laura's House

Legal Advocates provide support and education to victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse who are seeking legal services at Laura's House. Legal services are limited to Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse only and are available at both the Counseling and Resource Center and the Emergency Shelter.

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Legal Advocacy services include:

  • Client Intake Interviews
  • Case Assessment
  • Preparation and Filing of Restraining Order Paperwork
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Shelter Client Transportation to Court
  • Client Referrals to Pro Bono Attorneys
  • Education on Victim Rights
  • Referrals to Legal Resources
  • Preparing Clients for Court
  • Monthly Legal Clinics
  • Services Available in Spanish
  • Community Outreach
  • Safety Planning
Legal Clinic

Laura's House: Teaming with the legal community to assist victims of domestic violence and elder abuse

Compassion, enthusiasm and support from the Legal Community enhance our Legal Department’s ability to meet the needs of a growing elder population and survivors of Domestic Violence and their children. The assistance of an attorney can make a lasting and life changing difference for victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse.

Attorneys can get involved in the following ways:

Legal Clinics: Laura’s House hosts a monthly legal clinic for clients to meet one on one with a volunteer family law attorney regarding their case.

Pro Bono Attorneys: Local Law Firms and Attorneys donate their time by representing Laura’s House clients in their Restraining Order cases.

To learn about volunteer attorney opportunities or for more information, please contact the Legal Department at 949.361.3775

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Legal Clinic:

The Legal Department hosts a monthly legal clinic on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Clients have an opportunity to speak to an attorney for 30 minutes. A prior appointment and registration fee is required.

Here are the clinic dates for 2016:

  • January 26, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • March 22, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • April 26, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • June 28, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • July 26, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • August 23, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • September 27, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • October 25, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • November 15, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • December 13, 2016 - Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our Podcast page for more information on Restraining Orders and related topics here

For more information, please call (949) 361-3775 to schedule an appointment.

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