Appellate Law

Public Counsel's Appellate Law Program helps pro se 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. Read More

Contact Information

For the location and hours of the Federal pro se walk-in clinic, click here.

For the location and hours of the Self-Help Appellate walk-in clinic, click here.

 

 

  • A New Public-Interest Appellate Model Public Counsel's court-based self-help clinic and pro bono "triage" for indigent pro se civil litigants on appeal. Authored by Meehan Rasch and published in The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process.
  • Public Counsel Federal Pro Se Clinic Annual Report 2009-2010 The Clinic offers free legal assistance to pro se litigants with civil cases in federal court. Located on-site in the Central District's U.S. Courthouse, the Clinic is equipped to provide meaningful legal assistance to pro se litigants, with services ranging from identifying the next procedural step in a case to drafting pleadings for indigent litigants with meritorious claims.
  • Evaluating Appeals - Volunteer Opportunity This document describes what Public Counsel asks of an attorney who agrees to volunteer to evaluate an appeal for our Appellate Law Program.
  • Appellate Self Help Clinic Public Counsel's Appellate Self Help Clinic helps pro se litigants represent themselves in civil appellate matters
  • Proskauer Federal Pro Se Clinic Public Counsel's Proskauer Federal Pro Se Clinic assists unrepresented litigants in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.