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February 1, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County will hold its board meeting at noon today at the agency's office, 902 N. Main St. The organization provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals, and the elderly. Information: (714) 571-5200.
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September 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The head of the Legal Aid Society in Orange County will receive a top state bar award Friday at the bar's annual meeting in Anaheim. Robert J. Cohen, 56, will receive the Loren Miller Legal Services award, presented to someone who has done significant work to extend legal services to those who couldn't pay. Cohen helped create a network of legal services for senior citizens and draft programs to fund legal services for low-income residents. He also spearheaded the use of self-help legal kiosks.
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October 19, 1999 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County will be offering paralegal services Thursday at the Senior Center for Orange County residents older than 60. The services are free and begin at noon. Appointments are necessary. Paralegals can advise on matters relating to bankruptcy, wills, power of attorney and personal injury and give referrals. Assistance also is available for housing and consumer and government benefits-related problems. The center is at 8150 Knott Ave. Information: (714) 562-3898.
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July 14, 2002 | ERIN CHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kim Luu and her six co-workers never see the callers' faces. They will never meet 42-year-old Tranh Tran and her cash-strapped Westminster family, never hug the terrified 70-year-old woman who has just been evicted and never personally comfort the battered women seeking divorces but petrified of losing their immigration status. But they've talked. And that's enough to touch the callers' lives. Luu and her colleagues work at a toll-free hotline, the Asian Language Legal Intake Project.
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February 14, 1990
An Orange County legal aid group acting on behalf of that county's homeless residents lost a bid Tuesday to halt the spraying of malathion over unprotected street people in the county. The Legal Aid Society of Orange County had filed suit in federal court in Santa Ana seeking a temporary restraining order to halt the spraying of the pesticide in the battle against the Mediterranean fruit fly.
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April 18, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County--the free legal service for the poor, the elderly, the homeless and the hapless--is bracing for federal budget cuts that threaten to dramatically shrink the agency. "We have no reason to be optimistic," Robert J. Cohen, the society's executive director, told employees during a recent meeting. "We do know for sure we will be smaller, and we may become nonexistent." Long viewed by critics as a too-liberal champion of the underclass, the Legal Services Corp.
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February 25, 1997 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local Legal Aid officials are cheering a recent court ruling temporarily freeing them from several congressional restrictions on how they may use private funds to provide free legal representation to the poor, including challenges to welfare reform laws. "It's a very significant ruling for our clients," said Robert J. Cohen, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, one of five agencies nationwide that challenged the restrictions.
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March 23, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
A Superior Court commissioner Thursday dismissed civil conspiracy allegations that were filed by several landlords against the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and two lawyers who helped hundreds of tenants mount a rent strike in 1985. Commissioner Ronald L. Bauer said that Legal Aid, its executive director, Robert J. Cohen, and former Legal Aid lawyer Richard L. Spix were engaging in "conduct that any lawyer should eagerly and proudly undertake . . .
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September 19, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baffled by the government forms in her hands, worried that her 89-year-old father might lose crucial benefits, Nancy Luya headed to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County for help. "It's like fighting against something you don't know," the 57-year-old clerk said. "I didn't know what to do." In another office on another day, paralegal Mary Aranda helped Paula Fuentes appeal a move cutting Medi-Cal hospital coverage for her 10-month-old son, who is sick with fever and seizures.
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March 7, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
Attorneys for homeless people in Garden Grove lost a second attempt Tuesday to halt aerial malathion spraying, but state and county officials announced that they are working to provide shelter for them during the pesticide applications. County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder said that late-afternoon talks with the state on Tuesday produced a plan to provide shelter for the homeless during sprayings.
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August 28, 2000 | WILLOUGHBY MARIANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This fall, getting basic legal advice or filing for temporary restraining orders and obtaining other forms may become as convenient as going to the library. Electronic kiosks outfitted with touch screens and keyboards will begin appearing at libraries and other government buildings. Bob Cohen, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, believes they will make legal help more accessible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County will hold its board meeting at noon today at the agency's office, 902 N. Main St. The organization provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals, and the elderly. Information: (714) 571-5200.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County will be offering paralegal services Thursday at the Senior Center for Orange County residents older than 60. The services are free and begin at noon. Appointments are necessary. Paralegals can advise on matters relating to bankruptcy, wills, power of attorney and personal injury and give referrals. Assistance also is available for housing and consumer and government benefits-related problems. The center is at 8150 Knott Ave. Information: (714) 562-3898.
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November 3, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paralegal Jennie Mercado dedicated her career to helping others, many of them poor immigrant women who found themselves trapped in abusive relationships with nowhere else to turn. But she did more than just provide them with legal assistance: "You gave me the strength I didn't know I had," reads one of the dozens of letters and notes that line her office wall in testimony to her contribution to their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1997 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local Legal Aid officials are cheering a recent court ruling temporarily freeing them from several congressional restrictions on how they may use private funds to provide free legal representation to the poor, including challenges to welfare reform laws. "It's a very significant ruling for our clients," said Robert J. Cohen, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, one of five agencies nationwide that challenged the restrictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doors are still open, but budget cuts will soon force the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to use a phone hotline to serve most of the local poor seeking free legal help. Local officials are dramatically changing their operations in response to significant cuts to the federally funded legal aid network and new restrictions on the types of cases that can be accepted. "It's the change of an era," said Robert J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2000 | WILLOUGHBY MARIANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This fall, getting basic legal advice or filing for temporary restraining orders and obtaining other forms may become as convenient as going to the library. Electronic kiosks outfitted with touch screens and keyboards will begin appearing at libraries and other government buildings. Bob Cohen, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, believes they will make legal help more accessible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The doors are still open, but budget cuts will soon force the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to use a phone hotline to serve most of the local poor seeking free legal help. Local officials are dramatically changing their operations in response to significant cuts to the federally funded legal aid network and new restrictions on the types of cases that can be accepted. "It's the change of an era," said Robert J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baffled by the government forms in her hands, worried that her 89-year-old father might lose crucial benefits, Nancy Luya headed to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County for help. "It's like fighting against something you don't know," the 57-year-old clerk said. "I didn't know what to do." In another office on another day, paralegal Mary Aranda helped Paula Fuentes appeal a move cutting Medi-Cal hospital coverage for her 10-month-old son, who is sick with fever and seizures.
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August 3, 1995 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County was notified Wednesday that it is breaking the law by allowing homeless people to store their bedrolls, bicycles, pots and pans in its parking lot. The organization will ask its informal tenants to remove their belongings but won't ask them to stop sleeping in the lot, although the request may have that effect, Legal Aid Society attorney Harry Simon said. "We can't disobey the law," he said. "We're a legal office." Police Lt.
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