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What to do if you’re the victim of a senior financial exploitation 

What to do if you’re the victim of a senior financial exploitation 

Unfortunately, seniors are often the targets for scams and financial abuse. Many have funds saved for retirement, live alone, or have trouble with new technology, which scammers prey on.  It can come in many different…
ICLS Kicks Off 2024 Summer Law Clerk Program

ICLS Kicks Off 2024 Summer Law Clerk Program

On Tuesday, ICLS welcomed ten talented law students from across the region to join the 2024 Summer Law Clerk Program. Each of the students will be embedded into an ICLS practice group or pro bono…
ICLS LGBTQIA+ Services Spotlighted at Equal Justice Conference 

ICLS LGBTQIA+ Services Spotlighted at Equal Justice Conference 

Last week, the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association and the American Bar Association hosted the Equal Justice Conference, where legal aid advocates from across the country convene to address issues related to the delivery…
ICLS Assists the Unhoused With Compassionate Advocacy

ICLS Assists the Unhoused With Compassionate Advocacy

On April 18, Deliesha Brown, Esq., Director of Public Benefits Practice Group at ICLS, shed light on how our team tackles homelessness in the IE and beyond, by understanding disability insurance accessibility and providing compassionate…
California Pro Bono Portal will increase access to justice, volunteer opportunities 

California Pro Bono Portal will increase access to justice, volunteer opportunities 

Pro bono attorney volunteers will now have an easier time finding volunteer opportunities in California, thanks to a new portal developed by A2J Tech in partnership with legal aid organizations, law firms, law schools, and…
ICLS celebrates Fair Housing Month, fights discrimination

ICLS celebrates Fair Housing Month, fights discrimination

This Fair Housing Month is the 56th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act – the landmark civil rights law signed into law in 1968 that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The…
IRS Direct File Pilot Expanded to California Residents

IRS Direct File Pilot Expanded to California Residents

From the IRS: The IRS Direct File pilot gives people an option they’ve asked for — a way to file their taxes quickly, easily, and for free directly with the IRS. It’s now available for eligible taxpayers…
ICLS settles lawsuit with Riverside County, increases access to public benefits for T visa, U Visa, and VAWA applicants

ICLS settles lawsuit with Riverside County, increases access to public benefits for T visa, U Visa, and VAWA applicants

Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS) settled a lawsuit against Riverside County in December that will enable undocumented applicants for U Visas, T Visas, and VAWA – survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other serious crimes…
ICLS celebrates female leadership, acknowledges barriers ahead of International Women's Day

ICLS celebrates female leadership, acknowledges barriers ahead of International Women's Day

In the legal field, gender disparity has long been an issue. Women have fought for opportunities, advocated for change on a systemic level, and achieved great successes as judges, law firm partners, and so much…
How a Proposed Bill Could Increase the Child Tax Credit

How a Proposed Bill Could Increase the Child Tax Credit

In early January, a bipartisan tax framework was proposed with the goal of “promoting the financial security of working families, boosting growth and American competitiveness, and strengthening communities and Main Street businesses.” The bill, known…