Public Counsel

Public Counsel is the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the world. Founded in 1970.

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Public Counsel

Public Counsel
TypePublic Interest
IndustryLegal
Founded1970
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Key people
Rand April (Interim President and CEO)
Revenue12,844,546 United States dollar (2017) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
110+
Websitewww.publiccounsel.org

Public Counsel is the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the world. Founded in 1970 by the , Public Counsel delivers free legal and social services to abused and abandoned children, homeless families and veterans, senior citizens, victims of consumer fraud, and nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities. Initially called the Beverly Hills Bar Association Law Foundation, it was the first bar-sponsored public interest law firm in the country.

The substantive areas in which Public Counsel works includes: Veterans Advocacy, Appellate Law & Federal Pro Se, Community Development, Early Care and Education Law, Homelessness Prevention Law, Children's Rights (including Adoptions and Guardianships), Consumer Law (including Bankruptcy), Immigrants' Rights, and Opportunity Under Law.[1]

In 1977, the Los Angeles County Bar Association joined the Beverly Hills Bar Association as a sponsor of the Law Foundation. This joint endeavor resulted not only in a name change to Public Counsel, but also in an expansion of the organization's purposes and goals. Direct involvement in public interest litigation was coupled with a mandate to mobilize and coordinate pro bono efforts of the Los Angeles legal community to serve the poor.

It is the public interest law office of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations and the Southern California affiliate of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Its full-time staff of 110 (including 62 staff attorneys in four offices), along with over 5,000 volunteer lawyers, law students, and legal professionals, assists over 30,000 children, youth, families, and community organizations every year.

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PUBLIC COUNSEL

LOS ANGELES, CA 90005-2322 | Tax-exempt since June 1971
  • EIN: 23-7105149
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Legal Services (Crime, Legal-Related)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2018

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2018

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990

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990 (filed on April 19, 2019)

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2017

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2017

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990

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990 (filed on Oct. 2, 2018)

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Total Revenue

$12,844,546

Total Functional Expenses $12,248,093
Net income $596,453
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,879,976 84.7%
Program services $1,947,339 15.2%
Investment income $90,377 0.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $3,400 0.0%
Net fundraising -$220,123
Sales of assets $74,640 0.6%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $68,937 0.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $838,221 6.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,870,953 64.3%
Other
Total Assets $16,602,635
Total Liabilities $908,191
Net Assets $15,694,444
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2016

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2016

Full Text

990 (filed on July 6, 2017)

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990

Total Revenue

$14,003,400

Total Functional Expenses $11,825,386
Net income $2,178,014
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,275,889 80.5%
Program services $2,977,688 21.3%
Investment income $90,410 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $150 0.0%
Net fundraising -$375,618
Sales of assets $24,753 0.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $10,128 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $726,409 6.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,509,376 63.5%
Other
Total Assets $15,848,669
Total Liabilities $1,052,326
Net Assets $14,796,343
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2015

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2015

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 19, 2016)

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Total Revenue

$12,205,651

Total Functional Expenses $11,417,404
Net income $788,247
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,447,264 85.6%
Program services $1,275,297 10.4%
Investment income $101,150 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $8,100 0.1%
Net fundraising -$146,459
Sales of assets $491,437 4.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $28,862 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $283,203 2.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,880,527 69.0%
Other
Total Assets $13,420,424
Total Liabilities $961,090
Net Assets $12,459,334
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2014

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2014

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990

Total Revenue

$9,863,968

Total Functional Expenses $10,261,449
Net income -$397,481
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,797,035 89.2%
Program services $1,133,420 11.5%
Investment income $160,028 1.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $2,000 0.0%
Net fundraising -$365,062
Sales of assets $78,133 0.8%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $58,414 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $372,436 3.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $7,082,214 69.0%
Other
Total Assets $13,087,314
Total Liabilities $695,283
Net Assets $12,392,031
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2013

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2013

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990

Total Revenue

$10,867,691

Total Functional Expenses $10,021,645
Net income $846,046
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,451,671 77.8%
Program services $718,791 6.6%
Investment income $350,417 3.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$108,748
Sales of assets $99,979 0.9%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,355,581 12.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $362,110 3.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $6,801,136 67.9%
Other
Total Assets $13,438,220
Total Liabilities $1,070,844
Net Assets $12,367,376
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2012

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$10,069,672

Total Functional Expenses $9,503,120
Net income $566,552
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,300,993 92.4%
Program services $691,123 6.9%
Investment income $365,067 3.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $2,100 0.0%
Net fundraising -$212,267
Sales of assets -$95,210
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $17,866 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $364,489 3.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $6,328,937 66.6%
Other
Total Assets $13,061,092
Total Liabilities $2,377,849
Net Assets $10,683,243
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2011

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2011

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990

Total Revenue

$8,401,647

Total Functional Expenses $8,342,455
Net income $59,192
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,405,319 76.2%
Program services $1,827,165 21.7%
Investment income $390,657 4.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $100 0.0%
Net fundraising -$302,887
Sales of assets $101,920 1.2%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue -$20,627
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $321,219 3.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $5,457,107 65.4%
Other
Total Assets $12,067,108
Total Liabilities $2,104,963
Net Assets $9,962,145
Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2010

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2010

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2009

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2009

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2008

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2008

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2007

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2007

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2006

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2006

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2005

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2005

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2004

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2004

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2003

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2002

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Aug. 2001

Fiscal year ending Aug.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2021-01-16 06:27