Public Counsel pursues groundbreaking legal strategies to advance civil rights and racial and economic justice, for low-income communities and communities of color across the nation.
Our staff work with clients and partners to identify patterns of injustice that impact and harm the communities we serve. Through strategic litigation, we effect large-scale change and systems reform while amplifying the power of affected communities and advancing public discourse.
ACCE v. HCD
Holding California Accountable for Its Failures in Implementing the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Apartment Association of Los Angeles County, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles
Tenant Rights Groups Join Legal Fight to Defend City of LA’s Tenant Protections
Cayla J. v. California
Challenging the State of California’s Failure to Ensure Equitable Access to Education During the Pandemic
Howard Jarvis & AAGLA v. City of Los Angeles
Community groups, affordable housing providers, and organized labor joined the legal fight to defend Measure ULA against lawsuits from special interest groups.
IntegrateNYC v. New York
Protecting New York City School Students’ Right to an Antiracist Education
J.L. v. Cissna
Defending the Right to SIJS in California
Kerri K. v. State of California
Ensuring that Children with Disabilities Attend Safe and Supportive Schools
Mae M. v. Komrosky
Ending Censorship of Public School Curriculum by Temecula School Board
Ocean S. v. L.A. County
Vindicating the Right to Safe, Stable Housing and Supportive Services for Young People in Los Angeles County’s Foster Care System
Housing Justice, Veterans Rights
Powers v. McDonough
Holding the VA Accountable for Its Failure to Provide Housing & Healthcare for Veterans with Disabilities