Public Interest Law Firm (PILF) 

Public Interest Law Firm (PILF) uses impact litigation and advocacy to protect the human rights of individuals and groups in Silicon Valley who face barriers to adequate representation.  

 We provide: High quality representation in class action and impact litigation; strategic policy advocacy; alliance-building among other public interest organizations, community services agencies and clients; and educational workshops and technical assistance for community groups.

PILF Intake Line: (408) 280-2417

Federal Pro SE Program Office line: (408) 297-1480


Among the issues we address are:

  • Civil rights.
  • Consumer protection.
  • Disability access.
  • Education and other youth rights.
  • Fair housing and lending.
  • Rights of individuals in institutions such as jails, juvenile detention facilities and acute and long-term care facilities.
  • Voting rights.
  • Policy practices.
  • Open government.

In addition, PILF staffs the federal pro se assistance program at the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.