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2020 Summer Law Clerk Highlight

Each year, MHAS welcomes a cohort of summer law clerks looking to put into practice the skills they have learned while in law school. This year, MHAS hosted three paid summer law clerks who had the opportunity to deepen their legal knowledge and gain hands-on experience while supporting our legal teams. We are excited to […]

2020 Annual Celebration

Sponsorships, Tickets, and/or Tributes Sponsorship Packet (Fillable PDF) ABOUT THE 2020 ANNUAL CELEBRATION The Annual Celebration is Mental Health Advocacy Services’ largest event of the year bringing together attorneys, mental health professionals, advocates, consumers, and supporters to honor those fighting to protect and advance the rights of people with mental health disabilities. Due to...

Supporting Student Educational Success through Advocacy to Maintain Housing

By Nicolas Muñoz, USC Gould Irmas Legal Fellow LawWorks is a school/legal partnership with Learning Works, a charter school serving disenfranchised youth in grades 6 through 12 who have been pushed out of traditional schools. Through this partnership, I provide legal support on matters that pose barriers to student graduation and successful transition into adulthood. This […]

MAY 21, 2019: BREAK THE STIGMA – STORY HOUR

When: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: Public Counsel, 610 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), Alexandria House, and Stories from the Frontline present an evening of storytelling followed by a brief training on bias and fair housing rights, including reasonable accommodations for tenants with mental health disabilities. We are honored […]

Medical-Legal Partnership Making a Difference in the Lives of LA County’s Most Vulnerable

By Johanna Bloomfield, Senior Attorney I rejoined Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) last spring as it began a new partnership led by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLS) designed to serve some of our County’s most vulnerable, often homeless, residents by integrating legal services into the provision of health care. It is an innovative […]