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. Our services are provided by registered Legal Document Assistant's or a contract attorney, depending on the needs of our clients.
Desert Legal Aid is registered in the County of Riverside to perform self-help Legal Document Assistant work (LDA Registration #000323). Desert Legal Aid is Not a law-firm, attorney group, does not represent clients in legal matters unless contracted with an attorney, and does not give legal advice unless through a contracted attorney.
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 THROUGH CONTRACTED ATTORNEYS, AND SELF-HELP SERVICES THROUGH LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANTS FOR PEOPLE REPRESENTING THEMSELVES.
Palm Springs Office:
423 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Desert Office
74170 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
We are committed to providing 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 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.
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