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The Need For a Self-Sustaining Mobile Legal Clinic in Widespread Urban Centers | Author: Eshan Zaffar

The Need For a Self-Sustaining Mobile Legal Clinic in Widespread Urban Centers | Author: Eshan Zaffar

This article analyzes some of the problems plaguing the legal aid system in the United States, particularly in large, modern urban centers such as Southern California, and then discusses a workable solution to these problems. The first part of the article looks at the challenges facing the legal aid system in the United States, namely access to care, lack of funding, and inefficient provision of legal services. The second part of the article analyzes why current legal aid models are ineffective at overcoming these challenges. The third and final part offers a potential solution to these problems in the form of the recently-launched Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (“LAMLAC”), a mobile, self-sustaining, legal aid clinic focused on providing preventative legal care to individuals in Southern California.

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