Public Counsel runs the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Clinic at the Roybal Federal Building. The Bankruptcy Clinic provides free 30-minute consultations with an attorney via Zoom or in-person (masks required) by appointment only. Appointments are required to receive a consultation. If you do not have an appointment, we cannot guarantee assistance.

We provide help with:

  • Chapter 7: Counsel & advice for simple matters, referrals for complex cases
  • Chapter 13: Referrals, information, limited counseling
  • Creditors: Counsel & advice, referrals
  • Other: Information and referrals for other legal matters and social services

Apply for help:

(Due to the great need for our services, individuals may only sign up for one appointment at a time and may only schedule an additional appointment after their current appointment is concluded. Scheduling multiple appointments will result in the cancellation of all but one appointment. We appreciate your understanding and assistance in allowing as many individuals to be assisted as possible in these difficult times).


Or, call our phone intake line: CLOSED

Our online intake and message line are currently closed and will reopen on January 10, 2024.


Sponsored by Public Counsel, the Central District of California Attorney Admissions Fund, the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association (“CDCBAA”), and the Debtor Assistance Project Subcommittee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Bankruptcy Self-Help Office

Roybal Courthouse and Federal Building
255 East Temple Street, Terrace Level Rm.100
Los Angeles, CA  90012

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