ELDR Center uses a sliding-fee scale to provide legal services to those who are unable to obtain representation from other legal services providers or afford private attorney representation. The sliding-fee scale is derived from 125%-350% of the 2017 federal poverty level (FPL) and is meant to fill gaps in service left by traditional legal aid organizations.


To determine your hourly rate, take a look at the chart below and select your household size on the left. Follow the row with your household size and annual income until you find the line between the two total incomes where your family falls. Then, follow that line down to the bottom of the chart to see the rate you will pay for legal help.


For example, a household of three earning $45,000 a year may be charged $115 per hour. To obtain a quote, please contact ELDR Center at 714-617-5353 or info@eldrcenter.org.


Persons in HouseholdAnnual Income
1<$15,075$15,075
$24,120$30,150$36,180$42,210
2

<$20,300

$20.300$32,480$40,600$48,720$56,840
3<$25,525$25.,525$40,840$51,050$61,260$71,470
4<$30,750$30,750
$49,200$61,500$73,800$86,100
5<$35,975$35,975$57,560$71,950$86,340$100,730
6<$41,200$41,200$65,920$82,400$98,880$115,360
7<$46,425$46,425$74,280$92,850$111,420$129,990
8<$51,650$51,650$82,640$103,300$123,960$144,620
Hourly Rate$75*$75               $115             $145               $185
FPL<125%125%200%250%300%350%
*If you are unable to afford the hourly rates above, please consider contacting one of the free non-profit Orange County legal services below.