Nonprofit legal firm represents homeless populations in Orange County

The firm is always embroiled in a number of homelessness-related cases because seniors and the disabled usually make up a significant portion of that population.

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Ben Brazil
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
June 14, 2018

Organizations mentioned/involved: Elder Law and Disability Rights (ELDR) Center (Santa Ana, CA)


Weitzman said she and Wise both realized they were turning away a certain portion of the population that couldn’t qualify for pro bono work, but also couldn’t afford a private lawyer. They felt the answer was the sliding-scale payment plan of the ELDR Center, which caters to the client’s income. Homeless clients are not charged.

“We felt we could create this to fill that justice gap,” Weitzman said.