Public Council Law Center

Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law firm in the nation. We work with major law firms and corporations to change people's futures.  

Our staff of 61 attorneys and 52 support staff - including five social workers - along with over 5,000 volunteer lawyers, law students and legal professionals assists over 30,000 children, youth, families, and community organizations every year.

Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is the public interest law firm of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations as well as the Southern California affiliate of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Public Counsel's activities are far-ranging and impact a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level.  Volunteer attorneys have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects-large and small, litigation and transactional matters.  Our staff provides training, model pleadings and forms and consultations to volunteers

The application process for the Summer Public Council Internship Program is now closed. However, we do encourage students to consider our volunteer options. You can find out about this be contacting us or visiting our volunteer webpage

Contact Information

610 South Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 385-2977
Fax: (213) 385-9089

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.