Press

Keeping people with debt in their jobs and in their homes
September 11, 2017, Orange County Register

Judge reverses Costa Mesa’s approval of Motor Inn redevelopment project
May 12, 2017, Los Angeles Times

Costa Mesa’s approval of apartments to replace Motor Inn project reversed by judge
May 12, 2017, Orange County Register

E-Contract Abuse Alert: How Car Dealers Can Fake Your Auto Loan
April 15, 2017, Forbes

Advocates Warn of Spike in Fraud as Immigrants Fear Deportation Under Trump
November 29, 2016, Voice of OC

Meet the Real Face of The Student Debt Crisis
October 11, 2016, Market Watch

You a Student Scammed By For-Profit Colleges? The Public Law Center is Here to Help
September 7, 2016, OC Weekly

Bill to protect widows from foreclosure passes in the Senate and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown
August 29, 2016, Los Angeles Times

Madre latina vendió su casa para poder pagar por la detención de su hijo
August 29, 2016, La Opinion

Orange County chases mom into bankruptcy and beyond to pay for son’s juvenile detention
August 23, 2016, Raw Story

Federal Court: OC’s Hounding of Mom for Son’s Juvie Detention Debt “Disturbing”
August 19, 2016, OC Weekly

Mom goes bankrupt paying for son’s incarceration, court scolds O.C. for pursuit of debt
August 19, 2016, Orange County Register

When highway robbery isn’t a crime
August 17, 2016, Daily Miner

Parents who can’t pay the bill for kids’ incarceration can still go bankrupt, a US court rules
August 16, 2016, BoingBoing.net

Everything Wrong With How Our Justice System Treats Poor People, In One Awful Case
August 14, 2016, ThinkProgress

Grand ole highway robbery: How debt collection firms line GOP pockets to scam with impunity
August 14, 2016, Salon

Bankrupt Mom’s Debt for Son’s Jail Upkeep is Forgiven
August 10, 2016, Trial Insider

New Rules Proposed To Stop Debt Collectors Abuse
August 3, 2016, The Jewish Voice

Debt Collectors’ Abuses Prompt Consumer Agency to Propose New Rules
July 28, 2016, New York Times

Affordable Housing Advocates Sue to Block Costa Mesa Motor Inn Development
March 3, 2016, The Orange County Register

Many Filipinos Relieved by US High Court’s Move on Immigration
January 20, 2016, New America Media

Supreme Court to review Obama’s immigration program
January 19, 2016, Asian Journal

PLC Celebrates Victory in Ninth Circuit Ruling Granting Protection Against Torture for Mexican Transgender Woman
The Public Law Center (PLC) applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granting deferral relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)…
September 3, 2015

Lawsuit says Huntington Beach lacks affordable housing in Beach-Edinger development plan
An affordable housing advocacy group in Irvine has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach alleging the city has failed…
Orange County Register – August 11, 2015

Former Homeless Veterans Seek to Block Surf City Move to Limit Affordable Housing
Two formerly homeless veterans are seeking an Orange County Superior Court injunction to stop Huntington Beach…
OC Weekly – August 13, 2015

Advocates take Huntington Beach to court over lack of affordable housing
The clash between affordable housing needs and community preservation has taken a legal twist in Huntington Beach…
O 89.3 KPCC – August 12, 2015

State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work
The State Bar of California is considering requiring all law students to do 50 hours of free legal work…
Los Angeles Times – March 12, 2015

Court Cases Could Change the Fate of Trans Immigrants
Three Mexican immigrants, transgender women who are seeking asylum in the U.S., had lived with violence before leaving their country: repeated rapes at the hands of family members, police officers and military agents–and, in one case, being burned alive and left for dead…
Newsweek – March 4, 2015

Costa Mesa motel residents can stay put, thanks to injunction
Costa Mesa cannot evict people who have taken up long-term residence in local motels, after an Orange County judge placed a preliminary injunction Wednesday on a city ordinance that prohibited stays longer than 30 days…
Orange County Register – February 26, 2015