David’s first encounter with the Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC) was inauspicious, if not downright annoying. “We would always hang out at my friend’s house and then he kept putting us out when ‘his friend’ Heather would come by. One morning it was cold and I said ‘no way, I’m staying here.’” Heather is a case manager at Lawndale Christian Legal, and David liked her and what she had to say to his friend enough to seek help from LCLC for a criminal charge he was facing. More