Community Lawyers, Inc. provides low and moderate-income people access to affordable legal services and develops innovative opportunities for attorneys and law students in underserved communities.
Based in the City of Compton, Community Lawyers, Inc.’s mission is to increase access to legal services in underserved communities. The organization, founded in 2005, realizes the challenges that individuals face in finding quality, ethical and affordable attorneys. CLI provides access to critical legal resources primarily to the communities of Compton, South Los Angeles, and Southeast Los Angeles County. In January 2009, CLI launched the Community Lawyers Access Center (CLAC). As of June 2016, CLAC has provided legal information and services to more than 7,914 individuals and conducted more than 1,355 legal clinics, workshops, and information sessions. CLAC operates primarily with the support of volunteer attorneys, students, and paralegals, who work to educate individuals about their legal rights and responsibilities.