The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County’s pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents. Founded in 1981, PLC’s 30 staff members work with over 1,600 Orange County lawyers, paralegals, law students and other volunteers annually to provide free civil legal services, including: counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.

PLC is led by Executive Director Ken Babcock, who works closely with Board President Aaron Malo and the entire board of directors. In each of the past few years, PLC staff and volunteers provided 65,000 hours of free legal services in handling 4,500 cases annually. The estimated value of this work is roughly $60 million in just the past three years. PLC’s cases cover a wide range of issues, to learn more, see our list of legal units and legal services.

To learn more about the history of the Public Law Center, please click here.