Welcome to Desert Legal Aid, Inc.

About Us

Who We Are

Michael Eicksteadt-Founder/ Executive Director

Matthew Horgan-Attorney

Tracy Woo-Attorney

Nicholas Lawson-Paralegal

Kevin Mann-Paralegal

Bardo Ramirez- Volunteer Legal Assistant

Lee Woolf-Volunteer Legal Assistant

and

Zack-Mascot (MinPin)


Desert Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through staff and volunteers, the center provides free and low-cost civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and advocacy to challenge societal injustices for the poor, disabled and low-income of the Coachella Valley.  Est. 2005

Our Mission

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS OF THE COACHELLA VALLEY.


ALL PERSONS REGARDLESS OF AGE, GENDER, RACE, RELIGION, DISABILITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION WILL RECEIVE OUR SERVICES.


WE PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES TO ALL INDIVIDUALS. OUR FOCUS IS ON INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE THE POOREST AND MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY.

We Have Two Offices to Serve You

                     Palm Springs Office:                     

423 N Palm Canyon Dr.

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tel-(760) 832-9770

Fax-(760) 832-9769


Palm Desert Office

74170 Hwy 111

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Tel-(760) 343-4774

Fax-(760-343-4773


Who We Serve

We are committed to providing legal services on a sliding scale, or by flat-fee, including free services to all individuals and families who are the poorest and most vulnerable in our society: those on fixed incomes/or those whose maximum income is less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as published by the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2018


In determining eligibility  for our pro bono/ low-cost legal services other specified factors will be taken into account along with income. Clients must provide proof of income documentation with tax returns, SSI annual statement, SDI annual statement and SSDI annual statements.


All persons regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation will receive our services.


Fees are on a sliding scale or by flat fee and make up only a small percentage of our income due since our clients come from low-income communities and those who rely on fixed incomes such as SSI disability and Social disability and Social Security for the elderly. The Lion's share of our operating expenses is achieved through fundraising from the public and through grants.


If we determine that we cannot assist you with your particular issues, we will attempt to refer you to an appropriate organization, agency or private attorney from our Partners in Equal Justice panel

Contact Us

Desert Legal Aid, Inc.

We see clients by appointment only

Palm Springs Office

423 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, United States

Tel-(760) 832-9770

Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tue

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

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Contact Us

Desert Legal Aid, Inc.

We see clients by appointment only

Palm Desert Office

74170 Highway 111, Palm Desert, California 92260, United States

Tel-(760) 340-4774

Hours

Mon

By Appointment

Tue

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wed

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thu

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fri

By Appointment

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

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