Community Lawyers, Inc. provides low and moderate-income people access to affordable legal services and develops innovative opportunities for attorneys and law students in underserved communities.
Private attorneys volunteer to provide legal education and information to the public through self-help clinics and workshops. Some workshops are developed specifically for legal aid eligible clients while others are open to all. In order to keep our doors open we request a minimum donation of $25 for attending our workshops or clinics.
There is a $1 fee per half hour of computer use & a 25¢ fee per page to print or copy.
Please call to make an appointment:(310) 635-8181.
All clinics and workshops take place at the Community Lawyers Access Center located at 1216 East Compton Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221.
John Wittig was born is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he attended the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire where he completed his Computer Science degree in 2001. John began to consider law school when he was in the computer programing industry. His interest in working with underserved communities, however, sparked during his participation in the JustFaith nine month program on social justice. At this time, John also lost his younger brother in a bicycle accident, and he decided that he wanted to go to law school to serve the underprivileged.
John then left his career as a computer programmer to make a difference in people’s lives, and he began his legal studies at the University of Saint Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John’s desire to help those who might otherwise go unrepresented continued to grow in law school when he clerked for the Public Defenders Office for three years. John completed his Juris Doctor degree in 2008.While John considered joining the Public Defenders Office as a full-time employee, there was a hiring freeze when he finished law school, but the freeze did not prevent John from giving back to his community.
Community Lawyers Inc. hosted a Domestic Violence Workshop at Casa De Familia in the city of Santa Ana in an effort to bring awareness to the issue. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can happen to anyone and comes in many different forms. According to SAHARA's website, 1 IN 4 women, 1 IN 9 men in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives. If you or a love one are a victim of domestic violence please remember that you are not alone and there is help and legal remedies out there!