The Law Belongs to All of Us

We’re an award-winning nonprofit working to show that poverty will be dramatically reduced when everyone has access to the law.

We’re pioneering the country’s first system of universal access to legal help.

Universal Access

Everyone with a real need gets effective help. We’ve represented clients in more than 35 areas of law and won over 70% of our cases.

– Learn About Our Model

Amy’s Story

Amy was convinced she was going to die. After receiving death threats and having her family shot at, she didn’t believe there was a way out. The cops were unable to protect her family.

– Read the Full Story

Stories we’re changing

  1. Help Martina* Stay in the United States

    Martina came to the United States to escape death threats by gangs. When she arrived in San Francisco, her employer abused her. We need your help to fight for Martina and protect her from deportation.
    • 6%

    $115.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal

  2. Lindsey’s* Fighting Back

    Lindsey was fired from her job and robbed of her final paycheck after she reported physical and sexual abuse to her boss. Open Door Legal is helping her fight back. You can too.
    • 17%

    $250.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal

  3. It’s Time For Talia* To Go Home

    Talia has never belonged to a family. When she was a little girl, her parents left her with some relatives. They never came back. 23 years later, Talia is going home.
    • 54%

    $535.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal

  1. Help Martina* Stay in the United States

    Martina came to the United States to escape death threats by gangs. When she arrived in San Francisco, her employer abused her. We need your help to fight for Martina and protect her from deportation.
    • 6%

    $115.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal

  2. Lindsey’s* Fighting Back

    Lindsey was fired from her job and robbed of her final paycheck after she reported physical and sexual abuse to her boss. Open Door Legal is helping her fight back. You can too.
    • 17%

    $250.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal

  3. It’s Time For Talia* To Go Home

    Talia has never belonged to a family. When she was a little girl, her parents left her with some relatives. They never came back. 23 years later, Talia is going home.
    • 54%

    $535.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal

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Social Return on Investment

We track outcome data for every person we help, and our research shows that for every dollar we spent, we generated about $6.63 in financial benefits for our clients and deterred up to $14.75 in illegal activity.

– See Our Impact Metrics

What’s New

Harold

“That’s when a debt collector showed up at my work saying I owed over $23,000– I had no idea what he was talking about. Still, my wages were being garnished; I wasn’t sure if I could make rent.”

Monique

“After we won, the client pulled us aside. ‘Never forget,’ she told us, ‘that you saved a little girl’s life.'”

Pauline

“Suddenly, my rent increased by $2,000. That was more than my income. I felt filled to the brim with stress. This is where my family celebrated Christmas – getting evicted meant losing my family’s home base.”