The LGBTQ Center Long Beach | Legal Clinic
The Center, in collaboration with local volunteer attorneys, provides free confidential legal consultations with state-licensed attorneys on Wednesdays and Fridays at The Center. Consultations are by appointment only. This program receives no direct funding, is entirely volunteer-driven, and is a response to a direct need in our community. During the appointment, clients can discuss any legal issue they have a question about and receive confidential advice. If the issue cannot be resolved within the appointment time, our attorneys can make referrals to local LGBTQ-friendly attorneys and low-cost legal resources.
Appointments are scheduled at the front desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to four appointment slots available per week, there are an additional two wait list slots available. Being placed on the wait list does not guarantee you will be seen. To schedule an appointment, either call The Center or walk in and see the front desk. Make sure to bring all documents pertaining to your legal consultation with you to your appointment. This includes any letters sent to you about the issue, any court documents related to the issue, supporting documents (W2s, receipts, notes, etc.), and/or blank legal forms you have questions about.
If you have an upcoming court appearance, make sure to schedule your appointment before your court date. If you are unable to schedule an appointment before your scheduled court date, please keep in mind that The Center and our volunteer attorneys are not responsible for what occurs if you do not attend your court appointment and/or if our attorneys provide consultation after your scheduled court appearance.