Free Legal Aid

Speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.                                                                                 

 -Proverbs 31:8,9

Christian Legal Aid Office ("CLAO") exists to enable local churches to heed God's call to defend the poor and needy, 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 a person 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 in Orange County, CA 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.

Need Help?  Call or email us today to set up an intake appointment.

Defend the rights of the poor and needy.  Proverbs 31:9