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The FAME Legal Clinic provides services to thousands of low-income residents in the greater Los Angeles area on a non-discriminatory basis. Since we opened our doors in 1993, our mission is to improve public confidence in our legal system by delivering free legal services, referrals to government agencies, mediation services and referrals to other fee and non-fee legal service providers.

Our staff of dedicated volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students provides services in the following areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Custody
  • Civil
  • Criminal (Expunging Criminal Records – New Service)
  • Divorce
  • Employment
  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security

The Legal Clinic, a collaboration between the First AME Church (FAME), the Temple Isaiah, Public Counsel and the UCLA School of Law, is supported by the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation and several other prestigious local Bar Associations. Our paralegals and law students come from preeminent law schools in Los Angeles such as: USC, UCLA, Loyola, Southwestern, Pepperdine and Southwest College.

Note: The FAME Legal clinic DOES NOT represent clients.



FAME Renaissance Center
1968 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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Hours of Operation:

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary



2019 Schedule
January 13 & 27
February 10 & 24
March 10 & 24
April 14 & 28
May 5 & 19
June 2 & 23
July 14 & 28
August 11 & 25
September 8 & 22
October 6 & 20
November 3 & 17
December 1 & 15



Do you have questions about legal problems and don’t know where to turn? Finding affordable legal advice and trying to navigate through the complicated legal system can be a frustrating and even daunting task. First AME Church of Los Angeles is here to help and is providing Sunday Free Legal Clinics to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments, worker’s compensation, trust/will/probate issues, bankruptcy/credit issues, personal injury, criminal and criminal record advice and more.

The Sunday Free Legal Clinic is a partnership between Temple Isaiah, First AME Church, UCLA Law School, and Public Counsel. Since November, 1993, the Clinic has provided free legal services to thousands of clients who could not afford lawyers. Meanwhile, the Clinic is deepening the long-term relationship between Isaiah and FAME.

The Clinic runs every other Sunday from 10 AM to 1:00 PM. The Sunday Free Legal Clinic serves every client who walks through the door regardless of income or type of legal problem. About half of the clients come from First AME Church.

The Clinic specializes in self-help advice and tries to help clients help themselves. In other situations, the Clinic provides referrals either to free legal services or to fee-charging attorneys. The Clinic does not go to court for its clients.



The Clinic is located at The First AME Church, 2248 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
Appointments are not necessary, First Come, First Served!



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