Monica lawyer Susan Hartley is the founder of the Santa Monica Tenants’
Rights Clinic. She assists Santa Monica tenants with landlord/tenant
questions, provides counseling and advice about existing landlord/tenant
problems, and furnishes legal assistance referrals.
The new clinic is modeled after the
Coalition for Economic Survival Tenants’ Rights Clinic conducted
by Attorney Elena Popp in Plummer Park in West Hollywood every Saturday.
Hartley has volunteered there. “I’ve long believed there
was a need in Santa Monica for this type of clinic. Renters tell
me over and over again that there is no help for them in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica residents shouldn’t have to go out of town for
help,” said Hartley.
There is a limit of five tenants per
session. Reservations are required. As the volunteer staff grows,
the Clinic will expand to handle more tenants’ questions and
The Santa Monica Tenants’
Rights Clinic is held the first and third Saturday of each month
at the law offices of Susan J. Hartley, 2530 Wilshire Blvd, Third
Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Reservations are required. A donation
of $15-$25 is requested. No one will be turned away due to lack
of funds. Please call 310-866-8102 to reserve space.