Pro Bono Legal Services

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Cannabis Section, in partnership with DCR, has created a Pro Bono Legal Assistance program which will operate through the Bar Association’s Smart Law Referral Service for Social Equity Applicants.

The goals of this referral resource are to promote fair and equitable participation in the licensed commercial cannabis industry, and to foster a level playing field as it relates to access to legal counsel, and help deter predatory practices targeting the social equity community. 

This referral service is available ONLY to Social Equity Applicants who:

  •  Applied in Phase 3 Retail Round 1 and were determined eligible for further processing under Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 104.06.1(b), OR 
  • Are pursuing a Delivery-Only license,  have passed the Pre-Application stage, and have been deemed Eligible for Further Processing.

If you are qualified and interested in this free service,  please complete the online survey titled “Pro Bono Legal Services Survey.”  You must complete the required information in the Pro Bono Legal Services Survey and upload the Authorization Agreement to the survey to complete the survey process.