LOS ANGELES - Today, Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto announced the launch of the Community Law Corps (CLC), a new legal division within her office’s Municipal Branch focused on improving the quality of life in neighborhoods across the city.
The CLC will serve as the first point of contact for community stakeholders to the City Attorney’s office and help bring our legal resources to bear to collaborate with Council Offices, city departments, government agencies and law enforcement partners to identify and resolve challenging legal issues faced by many Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as blighted properties and chronic nuisance activity.
Comprised of attorneys and legal professionals with experience in civil and criminal law, the CLC will take preventative and proactive measures to address a variety of issues impacting neighborhoods and establish partnerships to resolve problems that enforcement, alone, cannot adequately address. Working with community groups, the CLC will also identify emerging neighborhood concerns and work with City Hall to address them.
“The Community Law Corps sits at the nexus of our neighborhoods, City Hall, and the laws we enforce, and goes beyond the courtroom to get things done,” said Hydee Feldstein Soto, LA City Attorney. “This team of attorneys, community resource specialists, and other legal professionals will help our residents navigate city departments, build partnerships, find resources and improve the quality of life for all who live, work or pass our City—the heartbeat of everything we aim to do in public service.”
Supervised by Assistant City Attorney Tamar Galatzan, the CLC will manage a variety of legal matters and also work with lawyers throughout Feldstein Soto’s office by redirecting complaints to the appropriate unit in the City Attorney’s Office or law enforcement. Additionally, the CLC will work to connect residents with city departments to address their concerns and provide contact information for local legal aid organizations and other service providers.
To contact the CLC:
- Email a description of the issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call (213) 978-7878.
Hydee Feldstein Soto is the 43rd Los Angeles City Attorney, elected in November 2022 and sworn into office in December 2022. Her team of nearly 1,000 legal professionals, including 500+ attorneys, carries out legal work for the City of Los Angeles. She is the first female City Attorney in L.A. history.