The Elder Law and Disability Rights Center

Ensuring access to justice and education through legal services for seniors, people with disabilities, and their families.

About Us

Closing the Justice Gap

In a growing national trend, the Elder Law and Disability Rights Center is working to close the justice gap through free and low cost legal services.

Attorney Brooke Weitzman in front of Judge David Carter at an early morning status conference.

Protecting Civil Rights of People Without Homes

Orange County can end homelessness. We have the land, we have the funding, and we have a manageable housing crisis.


We lack the political will to take action.


 The ELDR Center is successfully litigating our third case in two years in Federal Court.Our goal is to mitigate the harm to vulnerable people who have been neglected for decades. We do this by pushing cities to end practices of seizing and destroying property or criminalizing unavoidable behavior like sleeping or sitting. Finally, we work toward permanent solutions including housing, transitional options, and emergency shelter.

Brooke and Bill shortly after moving into the ELDR Center's first office.

Our Team

Get to know our staff, our board, and our supporters.

Our Gold Partners

Akhil Sheth

Carol Sobel

Jane Wise

Maura Zwerling

Christine and James Keegan