Appellate LawPublic Counsel's Appellate Law Program helps self-represented litigants better represent themselves in their civil matters and provides pro bono representation in selected cases. The Program thereby increases access to justice and improves efficiency in the courts. The Program operates two clinics, one for civil appeals and one for federal district court cases in the Central District of California. Both clinics assist self-represented litigants in a wide variety of civil cases. Read More
For the location and hours of the Federal pro se walk-in clinic, click here.
Public Counsel's Self-Help Appellate walk-in clinic provides procedural information and assistance to people who are representing themselves in state court appeals.
It is open most Wednesdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00. On the last Wednesday of the month, it is open 9:00 to 12:00. Visitors are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
California Court of Appeals
300 S. Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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