December 11, 2018: FREE LEGAL CLINIC

When: 10:30am-1:00pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Where: First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, Great Hall, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Do you have questions about:
-A child’s problems in school
-Special education
-Landlord/tenant or other housing problems
-Medi-Cal, SSI or SSDI benefits
-Conservatorship, mental health law or family member with mental health disabilities
-or another legal problem?

At this clinic, volunteers and attorneys at Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. will provide consultation and information. Bring any documents relating to your questions.

To make an appointment, call 213-389-2077 ext. 12 – ask for Pam

Priority will be given to people with appointments, but drop-ins are welcome. Individuals, families, and local case managers or clinicians are welcome!

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When: Sunday October 28, 2018, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: The New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Join us to celebrate a 41-year tradition of protecting and advancing the rights of people with mental disabilities and to honor the career of our long-time Executive Director, Jim Preis.

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities


In honor of ABA Pro Bono Week, MHAS is offering two free trainings open to the public at the LA Law Library. Register here:

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities:
Whether you are a housing provider, advocate or renter, learn about how the law protects tenants with disabilities from discrimination and gives them rights to reasonable accommodations that ensure equal access to stable housing.

Class covers:
Who is protected under California and federal fair housing laws
How is disability defined under fair housing laws
What constitutes disability-based discrimination
What are reasonable accommodations
Presented by: Nishanthi Kurukulasuriya, Supervising Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Services

Removing Barriers to Employment: Citations, Warrants, Etc
Unresolved warrants, unpaid parking citations and unlawful job application form questions make it difficult to get employment and obtain stable housing. Learn about how to resolve outstanding warrants so you can get your driver’s license back, respond to parking citations that result in holds on your car registration and use job application protections available under California’s “ban the box” law.
Presented by:
Vanessa Lim, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps, Veterans Legal Corps Fellow, Mental Health Advocacy Services

Register here