Do you have a legal issue but cannot afford to hire an attorney? Christian Legal Aid Office is here to provide free legal advice and limited representation to the needy within Orange County, California. Our mission is faith-based, but we will help those in need regardless of their beliefs. Our volunteer and staff attorneys provide pro bono legal services for individuals who meet our case criteria and whose circumstances fall within our poverty guidelines.
The Christian Legal Aid Office exists to enable local churches to heed God’s call to defend the poor and needy, and to administer justice equally and fairly. God’s Word encourages Christians to settle their differences out of court; however, there are times when an individual’s rights can only be properly defended by use of the legal system.
If someone does not have the financial resources to hire an attorney, she is left to navigate the intricate legal system on her own. This is where CLAO can help. To those who qualify financially, CLAO offers legal guidance and possibly pro bono representation where appropriate.
For example, Cindy sought her pastor’s advice regarding her marriage and whether she should file for divorce. He referred her to the CLAO law clinic where she was informed about the option of legal separation. Cindy was guided to a self-help clinic at the courthouse and will request further help from a volunteer attorney if needed.
Please call for information about our free legal clinics held periodically throughout the year.