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Public Law Center (PLC)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

PLC is a legal aid society based in Santa Ana, CA that was founded in 1981. As of 2019 they had $4.5 million in revenue and $1.9 million in assets.

The Public Law Center, Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents. PLC's 30 staff members work with over 1,600 Orange County lawyers, paralegals, law students and volunteers.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Amicus Publico.

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Program areas at PLC

The Public Law Center (plc) is the largest bar sponsored, pro bono Public interest Law firm in orange county. Through volunteers and staff, the Public Law Center provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. With a 38-year history of providing free legal services to orange county's low-income residents, plc works in partnership with the orange county bar association, community legal aid of socal (formerly known as the legal aid society of orange county), local Law schools and other community partners to ensure broad access to civil justice. Plc's clients meet eligibility criteria established under the business & professions code sections authorizing the state bar legal services trust fund program. The vast majority of plc's work involves the placement of clients' cases with volunteer attorneys and the handling of clients' cases by plc staff members. In 2018, plc ...

Form 990s for PLC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Dec 6, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Dec 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 24, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 30, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PLC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,239,604
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$281
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-12,846
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$316,605
Total revenues$4,543,644

Vendors for PLC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Network for GoodFundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-27
██████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-27
█████████Content management system software2020-06-27
█████ ████ ███Tax accounting2019-12-06
████ ███ ███Tax accounting2013-12-21

Personnel at PLC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kenneth W. BabcockExecutive Director and General Counsel$185,000Oct. 28, 2020
Catherine OgilvieDirector of Operations$115,000Oct. 28, 2020
█████ ████████Director of Litigation , Training and$137,000Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██████Director of Litigation and Pro Bono-Oct. 28, 2020
█████ █████ ██████Special Events Manager-Oct. 28, 2020
███████ █████████Vice President$0Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████President$0Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █████Immediate Past President$0Dec. 31, 2018
█████ █ ███████Secretary and Treasurer$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██ █████Board Member$0June 8, 2016
...and two more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

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3Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLS-LA)501(c)(3)$16 millionGlendale, CA
4Elder Law and Advocacy (ELA)501(c)(3)$1.9 millionSan Diego, CA
5Public Interest Law Project501(c)(3)$1.3 millionOakland, CA
6Inner City Law Center (ICLC)501(c)(3)$10 millionLos Angeles, CA
7Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino501(c)(3)$1.1 millionSan Bernardino, CA
8Children's Legal Services of San Diego A Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation501(c)(3)$3.7 millionSan Diego, CA
9Legal Assistance to the Elderly501(c)(3)$1.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
10Legal Services of Northern California501(c)(3)$10 millionSacramento, CA
11East Bay Children's Law Offices (EBCLO)501(c)(3)$2.7 millionOakland, CA
12Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County501(c)(3)$3.9 millionRedwood City, CA
13Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance501(c)(3)$3.9 millionBakersfield, CA
14Legal Aid of Marin501(c)(3)$1.2 millionSan Rafael, CA
15Legal Aid of Sonoma County501(c)(3)$2.0 millionSanta Rosa, CA
16Central California Appellate Program501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSacramento, CA
17OneJustice501(c)(3)$2.2 millionSan Francisco, CA
18Legal Assistance for Seniors501(c)(3)$2.3 millionOakland, CA
19Legal Aid Society of Orange County501(c)(3)$8.9 millionSanta Ana, CA
20Casa Cornelia Legal Services501(c)(3)$3.6 millionSan Diego, CA
21Legal Aid at Work501(c)(3)$6.0 millionSan Francisco, CA
22Dependency Legal Services501(c)(3)$3.9 millionRocklin, CA
23Eviction Defense Network501(c)(3)$1.6 millionLos Angeles, CA
24Centro Legal De La Raza501(c)(3)$8.2 millionOakland, CA
25Legal Services For Children (LSC)501(c)(3)$3.5 millionSan Francisco, CA