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Press Release

Contact: Kathryn Feather 714.834.3110
Legal Aid Society Now Serving Residents Visiting the County Community Service Center

(Santa Ana) The Legal Aid Society of Orange County is coming to the County Community Service Center (CCSC) and will be holding office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009.

“I am pleased to announce that the Legal Aid Society will now be joining the many County and community groups who hold office hours at the County Community Service Center,” said Supervisor Janet Nguyen. “The addition of the Legal Aid Society further solidifies the well-rounded services offered to County residents by the CCSC.”

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County provides free, civil legal services to low-income persons and seniors. Services include a hotline intake system, self-help clinics, workshops, online court forms and in-depth legal services ranging from preparation of legal documents to legal representation.

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County (Legal Aid) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been bridging the justice gap for nearly 50 years. Legal Aid was founded by a group of local attorneys (with volunteer assistance from a group that was then known as Lawyers Wives) in 1958 to respond to the needs of the County’s poor and elderly. Legal Aid serves low income individuals and seniors who reside in all the cities and unincorporated areas in Orange County. LASOC has an office in the City of Santa Ana and one in the City of Anaheim.

The County Community Service Center was established by the Board of Supervisors and opened to the public in October 2007 to provide referral and outreach services for County residents. The Legal Aid Society now joins the Health Care Agency, OC Community Resources and the Social Services Agency in successfully providing assistance in accessing County programs and services. The CCSC is located at 15460 Magnolia in Westminster, Calif. For more information about the services available at the CCSC, please call (714) 889-4105.

Supervisor Janet Nguyen represents the First District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors as Vice Chair. She also serves as Chair of the OCTA’s Transit Committee. She represents more than 600,000 people, covering the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and the unincorporated community of Midway City. Orange County ranks sixth in the nation as the most populous county and has the nation’s seventh highest annual budget.