LAist: LA is Considering Free Lawyers For People Facing Eviction

Los Angeles County courts hear more than 54,000 eviction cases every year. Now, the L.A. City Council is moving forward on a motion that could lay the foundation for giving tenants in those cases the right to a lawyer — a move sponsors say would even the playing field between renters and landlords and help stop the slide into homelessness for many tenants faced with losing their homes.