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UPDATED March 19, 2015

Legal Assistance

California

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Anaheim

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in Southeast Los Angeles County - Anaheim Office
250 E. Center
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (714) 571-5200
Phone: (800) 834-5001
Fax: (714) 533-3233
Web: http://www.legal-aid.com/
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (CLS) provide legal advice, counseling and representation to low income individuals on various civil matters. The Anaheim office serves the residents of Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Villa Park and Westminster.Case Types: consumer, custody, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, health, housing, individual rights, public benefits. Case restrictions: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (with some exceptions).

Arvin

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Arvin Office
211 Bear Mountain Blvd.
Arvin, CA 93203
Phone: (661) 854-3839
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Auburn

Legal Services of Northern California - Auburn Office (Mother Lode Region)
190 Reamer Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 823-7560
Fax: (530) 823-7601
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: auburn-office@lsnc.net
Serving Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer and Sierra Counties.

Bakersfield

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
615 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: (661) 325-5943
Phone: (888) 292-4252
Web: http://gbla.org/
Email: gbla@lightspeed.net
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Incorporated (GBLA) is located in Bakersfield, California and offers free legal services in civil matters to eligible low-income persons residing within our service area in Kern County. Interpretation services available in Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Khmer (Cambodian), Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Mixteco, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalong, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Berkeley

East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: Office: (510) 548.4040 X345
Web: http://www.ebclc.org
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
Primarily serves northern Alameda County, but may serve all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties for certain types of cases. Open Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.

Bishop

California Indian Legal Services, Inc. - Bishop Office
873 N. Main Street, Suite 120
Bishop, CA 93514
Phone: (760) 873-3581; (800) 736-3582
Fax: (760) 873-7461
Web: http://calindian.org/
Provides free or low-cost specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. Counties served: Alpine, Inyo, Kern, Mono, Tuolumne.

Chico

Legal Services of Northern California - Chico Office (Butte Region)
541 Normal Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: Office: (530) 345-9491
Phone: (800) 345-9491
Fax: (530) 345-69133
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: chico-office@lsnc.net
Serving Butte, Glenn, Plumas and Tehama counties and seniors only in Colusa county.

Coachella

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Coachella Office
1460 6th Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35)
Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: (760) 398-7261
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Compton

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in Southeast Los Angeles County - Compton Office
725 West Rosecrans Avenue
Compton, CA 90222
Phone: (800) 834-5001
Phone: (310)638-5524
Web: http://www.legal-aid.com/
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (CLS) provide legal advice, counseling and representation to low income individuals on various civil matters. The Compton office serves the residents of Carson, Compton, Cudahy, Hollydale, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Maywood, Rancho Dominguez, South Gate, Walnut Park and Willowbrook Park. Case Types: consumer, custody, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, health, housing, individual rights, public benefits. Case restrictions: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (with some exceptions).

Delano

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Delano Office
601 High Street, Suite C
Delano, CA 93215
Phone: (661) 725-4350
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

El Centro

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - El Centro Office
449 Broadway Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 353-0220
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

El Monte

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - El Monte Office
9354 Telstar Ave
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (800)-433-6251
Fax: (818) 896-6647
Web: http://www.nls-la.org/
Service Area: Los Angeles County. Through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy and impact litigation, NLSLA attorneys work to reduce the effects of poverty in Los Angeles’ low-income communities, support the development of opportunities for individuals and families to move themselves out of poverty, and protect and enforce the legal rights of poor people by ensuring access to our justice system. Services are provided in the areas of Housing (we work to preserve affordable housing and rent control, prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures, and fight discrimination in Section 8 and other government-subsidized housing. Attorneys provide a range of services, from advice and counsel to individual representation and high-impact litigation): Health (we lead a statewide network of programs offering free assistance to people struggling to get coverage and resolve problems with health plans); Economic Security (we work with clients to remove barriers to education and employment, protect and resolve family relationships, and ensure access to safety-net public benefits); Access to Justice (NLSLA works to ensure access to our courts and to expand legal assistance and representation in civil cases where basic human needs are at stake).

Escondido

California Indian Legal Services, Inc. - Escondido Office
609 S. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 746-8941 or (800) 743-8941
Fax: (760) 746-1815
Web: http://calindian.org/
Provides free or low-cost specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. Counties served: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura.

Eureka

California Indian Legal Services, Inc. - Eureka Office
324 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 443-8397; (800) 347-2402
Fax: (707) 443-8913
Web: http://calindian.org/
Provides free or low-cost specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. Counties served: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity.

Legal Services of Northern California - Eureka Office (Redwood Region)
123 Third Street
Eureka, CA 95502
Phone: (707) 445-0866
Phone: (800) 972-0002 (Del Norte County toll free); Senior Legal Assistance: (707) 443-9747 ext. 245
Fax: (707) 445-0935
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: eureka-office@lsnc.net
Serving Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.

Fresno

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Fresno Office
2115 Kern Street, Suite 370
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 441-8721
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) - Fresno Office (Main Office)
2115 Kern Street, Suite 1
Fresno, CA 93721
Hotline: (800) 675-8001
Phone: (559) 570-1200
Fax: (559) 570-1254
Web: http://www.centralcallegal.org/
Email: cclsinfo@centralcallegal.org
CCLS provides legal services for low-income people in the areas of consumer law, education, family law, immigration (priority is given to individuals who need brief services or representation to empower them to break free of the abusive relationship), health, housing (landlord/tenant issues), and public benefits. Serving people in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties; senior citizens in Madera County, and works on on health-related cases in several other counties.

Marjaree Mason Center, Inc.
1600 M St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Hotline: (559) 233-4357
Phone: (559) 237-4706
Web: http://www.mmcenter.org
Provides services for victims of domestic violence in Fresno county, which includes shelter, counseling, court accompaniment, and more. Victim advocates will also make referrals to Project First Step, in which pro bono lawyers represent victims at complicated restraining order cases.

Mil Mujeres
5633 N Figarden Dr. Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93722
Phone: (559) 554-2133
Fax: (559) 282-2074
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: fresno@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

Glendale

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - Glendale Office
1102 East Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: (800)-433-6251
Fax: (818) 896-6647
Web: http://www.nls-la.org/
Service Area: Los Angeles County. Through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy and impact litigation, NLSLA attorneys work to reduce the effects of poverty in Los Angeles’ low-income communities, support the development of opportunities for individuals and families to move themselves out of poverty, and protect and enforce the legal rights of poor people by ensuring access to our justice system. Services are provided in the areas of Housing (we work to preserve affordable housing and rent control, prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures, and fight discrimination in Section 8 and other government-subsidized housing. Attorneys provide a range of services, from advice and counsel to individual representation and high-impact litigation): Health (we lead a statewide network of programs offering free assistance to people struggling to get coverage and resolve problems with health plans); Economic Security (we work with clients to remove barriers to education and employment, protect and resolve family relationships, and ensure access to safety-net public benefits); Access to Justice (NLSLA works to ensure access to our courts and to expand legal assistance and representation in civil cases where basic human needs are at stake).

Hollister

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Hollister Office
310 4th Street
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 724-2253
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy. In this office, intake on Mondays - appointments only.

Indio

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc. - Indio Office
82632C US Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 342-1591 (during non-business hours, apply for help online at website below)
Phone: (800) 226-4257
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/
Free Legal Clinics provide legal services to low income people -- in Spanish and English. Senior Services provide free civil legal assistance to seniors who are 60 years or older and residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Inglewood

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's Legal Access Self-help Center
Inglewood Courthouse
1 East Regent St., Room 107
Inglewood, CA 90301
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=longbeach
This walk-in clinic offers individuals who are representing themselves legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs are provided as needed. The Inglewood Center’s hours of operation is from Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM- 12:00 noon and Fridays 9:00 AM-12:00 noon.

Lompoc

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara - Lompoc Office
604 E. Ocean Ave, Suite B
Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone: (805) 736-6582
Fax: (805) 740-2773
Web: http://lafsbc.org
Legal assistance is provided free to low-income people and senior citizens in the following areas of law: domestic violence, elder abuse, landlord/tenant, unlawful detainer (eviction), guardianship & conservatorship (of the person only), foreclosure, housing & homelessness, immigration assistance for victims of crimes (U visas). Monday–Thursday: 9:30am to noon, and 1:30–4pm Friday: by appointment. For an explanation of additional services, see the website here: http://www.lafsbc.org/services

Lompoc Legal Resource Center
Santa Barbara County Superior Court
Lompoc Court Jury Deliberation Room, 115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436-6967
Phone: (805) 736-6582
Email: LRChelp@lafsbc.orh
Offers assistance in completion of legal and court documents for various civil matters and infractions, and in properly presenting your case to the court.

Long Beach

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles - Long Beach Office
601 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hotline: (562) 304-2535
Phone: Legal Aid General Info: (800) 399-4529
Phone: (562) 435-3501
Fax: (562) 435-7118
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=longbeach
Attorneys at LAFLA’s Long Beach Office provide comprehensive legal services for the residents of Long Beach and the Harbor areas. In addition, we have a Domestic Violence Clinic and a Self help Legal Access Center located at the Long Beach Superior Court, South District, 275 Magnolia Ave. Rm. 1004 (1st floor) and Room 3101. (Note: WomensLaw.org lists the details for these resources separately.) Our attorneys also work closely with local agencies and city services to provide the following services: Housing & Eviction Defense; Government Benefits; Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinics; Veterans Justice Center; Immigration Law; Criminal record expungement; Community Economic Development; Self Help Legal Access Center; Immigration Law —Torture Survivors: refugee cash and medical assistance, naturalization, refugee travel documents - (For all other Immigration Services, please call (800) 399-4529.)

Long Beach

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's Domestic Violence Clinic
Long Beach Superior Court, South District
275 Magnolia Ave. Rm. 1004 (1st floor)
Long Beach , CA 90802
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=family&sub=help
Clients are seen: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Hours: Intake at 9:00 a.m. Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointments. First come, first served basis. Priority is given to domestic violence, restraining orders, and child abduction and concealment.

Los Angeles

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 388-7505 (general)
Phone: (213) 388-7515 (new clients) and (213) 388-7514 (existing clients)
Fax: (213) 388-7503
Web: http://www.hbcfl.org/
Email: info@hbcfl.org
By appointment. We assist low-income women and men who can show they have limited funds, live in Los Angeles County, have a family law or domestic violence case in Los Angeles County, and are able to come to our office for assistance. Our staff is bilingual in English and Spanish. We do not provide individual representation by a lawyer in court - instead, volunteer lawyers, paralegals and students will help you prepare your own papers. You will be given instructions on how to go to court by yourself and be your own lawyer.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles -- East Los Angeles Office
5228 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Hotline: (800) 399-4529
Phone: (213) 640-3883
Fax: (213) 640-3991
Web: http://www.lafla.org/index.php
Assists with Immigration Law and Government Benefits. LAFLA has six offices located in the communities where our clients live and work. For greater community outreach, we also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles -- South Los Angeles Office
7000 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Hotline: (800) 399-4529
Phone: (213) 640-3950
Fax: (213) 640-3988
Web: http://www.lafla.org/index.php
Assists with Employment Law and Community Economic Development. LAFLA has six offices located in the communities where our clients live and work. For greater community outreach, we also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles -- West Office
1102 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hotline: (800) 399-4529
Phone: (213) 640-3881
Fax: (213) 640-3850
Web: http://www.lafla.org/index.php
Provides legal services to low-income people in the following areas: Domestic Violence; Family Law; Immigration Law; Consumer Law; Housing/Eviction Defense; Employment Law; Government Benefits; Community Economic Development; and a special project serving Asian & Pacific Islanders. LAFLA has six offices located in the communities where our clients live and work. For greater community outreach, we also have three Domestic Violence Clinics, located at the Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Courthouse and the Long Beach Courthouse.

Mil Mujeres
448 S. Hill Street, Suite 815
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 568-4720
Fax: (213) 634-0060
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: losangeles@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
634 South Spring Street
Suite 727
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone: 213.614.1165
Phone: 213.624.1163
Web: http://icwclaw.org/
Email: info@icwclaw.org
The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California (you can live in any county). ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. ICWC provides legal services on a sliding scale fee system that is based on income and family size. Please call the Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco offices for an appointment.

Madera

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Madera Office
126 North B. Street
Madera, CA 93638
Phone: (559) 674-5671
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Marysville

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Marysville Office
511 "D" Street
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2600)
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 742-5191
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Merced

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) - Merced Office
1640 "N" Street, Suite 200
Merced, CA 95340
Hotline: (800) 675-8001
Phone: (209) 723-1315; Toll Free: (800) 464-3111
Fax: (209) 723-5466
Web: http://www.centralcallegal.org/
Email: cclsinfo@centralcallegal.org
CCLS provides legal services for low-income people in the areas of consumer law, education, family law, immigration (priority is given to individuals who need brief services or representation to empower them to break free of the abusive relationship), health, housing (landlord/tenant issues), and public benefits. Serving people in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties; senior citizens in Madera County, and works on on health-related cases in several other counties.

Valley Crisis Center
1960 P Street
Merced, CA 95340
Hotline: (209) 722-4357
Phone: (209) 725-7900
Web: http://www.valleycrisiscenter.org/
Email: info@alliance4you.org
The Valley Crisis Center provides Merced County with domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, intervention, and recovery services. We offer individual counseling, support groups, legal services, a 24-hour hotline, and an emergency shelter.

Modesto

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Modesto Office
1111 I Street, # 310
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: (209) 577-3811
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Norwalk

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in Southeast Los Angeles County - Norwalk Office
11834 E. Firestone
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (800) 834-5001
Phone: (714) 571-5200
Fax: (562) 863-8853
Web: http://www.legal-aid.com/
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (CLS) provide legal advice, counseling and representation to low income individuals on various civil matters. The Norwalk office serves the residents of Artesia, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Norwalk and Paramount. Case Types: consumer, custody, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, health, housing, individual rights, public benefits. Case restrictions: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (with some exceptions).

Oakland

Alameda County Family Justice Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 267-8800
Web: http://www.acfjc.org
Email: info@acfjc.org
The ACFJC Legal Advice Clinic is a partnership between the ACFJC and the Law Offices of Murphy, Vu, Thongsmouth and Chatterjee, LLP. Free civil legal advice will be provided by a licensed attorney on issues that include domestic violence, family law, guardianships, landlord/tenant and probate. Clinics are held every Tuesday from 9am to Noon. Please call the ACFJC at (510) 267-8800 to meet with a Client Navigator who will help you reserve an appointment. Onsite childcare and free parking are available.

Bay Area Legal Aid - Oakland Office (Alameda County)
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotline: (510) 250-5270
Phone: (510) 663-4744
Phone: (800) 551-5554
Fax: (510) 663-4740
Web: http://www.baylegal.org/offices/alameda
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Family Violence Law Center
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotline: (800) 947-8301
Phone: (510) 208-0220
Fax: (510) 208-3557
Web: http://fvlc.org/
Email: info@fvlc.orgLaw
At FVLC, we offer complete services to residents of Alameda County, California, who are experiencing domestic violence. We can support you through a crisis, help get you to safety, and place you in emergency shelter. We will help you talk to the police and support you through the criminal justice process. Our legal team can help you file a restraining order, a child custody/visitation order, and child support order. We provide free attorney representation for some cases. We offer counseling for your children, help you keep your future address confidential, and may be able to connect you to financial assistance to help you get back on your feet. All of our services are available free of charge.

Oceanside

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. - North County Office
216 S. Tremont Street

Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: 1-877-534-2524
Web: http://www.lassd.org
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals & disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments. Federal Poverty Income Guidelines determine eligibility for free legal services.

Oxnard

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Oxnard Office
338 South “A” Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 483-8083 (for "basic" services)
Phone: (805) 486-1068 (for migrant services)
Web: http://www.crla.org
(Note from WomensLaw.org: if you are calling the phone number for migrant-specific services, there may be a different office location within Oxnard - please ask.) Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Mil Mujeres
336 S. A St., Suite F
P.O. Box 6387
Oxnard, CA 93031
Phone: (805) 364-0477
Fax: (805) 246-1570
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: oxnard@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

Pacoima

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - Pacoima Office
13327 Van Nuys Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: (800)-433-6251
Fax: (818) 896-6647
Web: http://www.nls-la.org/
Service Area: Los Angeles County. Through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy and impact litigation, NLSLA attorneys work to reduce the effects of poverty in Los Angeles’ low-income communities, support the development of opportunities for individuals and families to move themselves out of poverty, and protect and enforce the legal rights of poor people by ensuring access to our justice system. Services are provided in the areas of Housing (we work to preserve affordable housing and rent control, prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures, and fight discrimination in Section 8 and other government-subsidized housing. Attorneys provide a range of services, from advice and counsel to individual representation and high-impact litigation): Health (we lead a statewide network of programs offering free assistance to people struggling to get coverage and resolve problems with health plans); Economic Security (we work with clients to remove barriers to education and employment, protect and resolve family relationships, and ensure access to safety-net public benefits); Access to Justice (NLSLA works to ensure access to our courts and to expand legal assistance and representation in civil cases where basic human needs are at stake).

Rancho Cucamonga

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga Office
10565 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 980-0982 (during non-business hours, apply for help online at website below)
Phone: (800) 977-4257
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/
Free Legal Clinics provide legal services to low income people -- in Spanish and English. Senior Services provide free civil legal assistance to seniors who are 60 years or older and residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Redwood City

Bay Area Legal Aid - Redwood City Office (San Mateo County)
539 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Hotline: (650) 472-2666
Phone: (650) 358-0745
Phone: (800) 551-5554
Web: http://baylegal.org/locations-2/san-mateo-county-2/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. We also have a Domestic Violence Clinic - for hours, see website.

Richmond

Bay Area Legal Aid - Richmond Office (Contra Costa County)
1025 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Hotline: (510) 250-5270 or (925) 219-3325
Phone: (510) 233-9954
Provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Riverside

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc. - Riverside Office
1040 Iowa Avenue
Suite 109
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 368-2555 (during non-business hours, apply for help online at website below)
Phone: (888) 245-4257
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/
Email: imorales@icls.org
Free Legal Clinics provide legal services to low income people -- in Spanish and English. Senior Services provide free civil legal assistance to seniors who are 60 years or older and residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Sacramento

California Indian Legal Services, Inc. - Sacramento Office
117 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 978-0960; (800) 829-0284
Fax: (916) 400-4891
Web: http://calindian.org/
Provides free or low-cost specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. Counties served: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba.

Legal Services of Northern California - Sacramento Office
515 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 551-2150
Fax: (916) 551-2196
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Serving Sacramento County.

Mil Mujeres
2398 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 2
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 256-4290
Fax: (916) 459-3690
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: sacramento@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

Salinas

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Salinas Office
3 Williams Road
Salinas, CA 93905
Phone: (831) 757-5221
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

YWCA Monterey County - Legal Advocacy Program
236 Monterey Street
Salinas, CA
Phone: 831-422-8602
Fax: 831-422-8608
Web: http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=anJHKMNrFqG&b=483047
Email: mail@ywcamc.org
The YWCA Legal Advocacy Program assists victims with court paperwork for restraining orders, as well as the preparation of cease and desist letters and court accompaniment. (Legal representation is NOT provided.) After an initial phone interview, the client will meet one-on-one with a Legal Advocate who then prepares the paperwork necessary to file a restraining order. All of our Legal Advocates are bilingual English/Spanish. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday on a first come first serve basis. Legal Advocates also accompany clients to their restraining order hearings while providing emotional support and information on court procedures. Call 831-422-8602 to schedule an appointment.

San Bernandino

Mil Mujeres
255 North D Street, Suite 304
P.O. Box 877
San Bernandino, CA 92402
Phone: (909) 259-0395
Fax: (909) 236-5870
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: sanbernardino@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

San Bernardino

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc. - San Bernardino Office
715 N Arrowhead Avenue, Suite 113
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 884-8615 (during non-business hours, apply for help online at website below)
Phone: (800) 677-4257
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/
Free Legal Clinics provide legal services to low income people -- in Spanish and English. Senior Services provide free civil legal assistance to seniors who are 60 years or older and residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

San Diego

Center for Community Solutions - San Diego Office
4508 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
Hotline: (888) 385-4657
Phone: (858) 272-5777
Web: http://www.ccssd.org
Domestic Violence Services: Hotline, Legal Services , Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy, Counseling Services, Shelter and Transitional Services; Sexual Assault Services: Hotline, Legal Services , Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy, Counseling Services. In the legal clinic, CCS has attorneys and paralegals offer assistance with getting temporary restraining orders, custody and divorce issues and victims of crime funding claims. Also provides court accompaniment and limited in-court representation. Services available in English and Spanish.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. - Main Office
110 S. Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: 1-877-534-2524
Web: http://www.lassd.org
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals & disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments. Federal Poverty Income Guidelines determine eligibility for free legal services.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. - Midtown Office
1764 San Diego Avenue, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 1-877-534-2524
Web: http://www.lassd.org
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals & disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments. Federal Poverty Income Guidelines determine eligibility for free legal services.

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
427 C Street
Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.515.2200
Phone: 619.515.2211
Web: http://icwclaw.org/
Email: info@icwclaw.org
The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California (you can live in any county). ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. ICWC provides legal services on a sliding scale fee system that is based on income and family size. Please call the Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco offices for an appointment.

San Francisco

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Francisco Office
1035 Market Street, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hotline: (415) 354-6360
Phone: (415) 982-1300
Fax: (415) 982-4243
Web: http://www.baylegal.org/offices/san-francisco/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
3543 18th Street, Box #5
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hotline: (415) 255-0165
Phone: (415) 864-1790 (office)
Fax: (415) 241-9491
Web: http://www.probono.net/sf/volunteer/item.cooperative_restraining_order_clinic_croc
Email: emberly@roclinic.org
The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC) is a collaborative city-wide project which helps domestic violence survivors in San Francisco get restraining orders against their abusers. The services are free and confidential. At CROC, clients meet one-on-one with an interviewer who then prepares the paperwork necessary to file for a restraining order. Interpreters are available at the clinics for clients who do not speak English or Spanish. Child care is also available. Clinic appointments are scheduled on Saturdays or on Thursday evenings. After the initial interview, CROC files the client's restraining order request at the Family Court and obtains a Temporary Restraining Order that lasts until a hearing on a Wednesday morning. The Temporary Restraining Order must be personally served on the abuser, and CROC can assist with this service. CROC attorneys accompany clients to their restraining order hearings and arrange for interpreters if necessary. At the hearing, the Court can make a Restraining Order that lasts for up to five (5) years.

Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (Domestic Violence and Employment Project)
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hotline: DV & Employment Helpline (888) 864-8335
Phone: Worker's Rights Clinic (415) 864-8208
Phone: Office (415) 864-8848
Fax: (415) 593-0096
Web: http://www.las-elc.org
Email: info@las-elc.org
Operates a helpline, answering questions about the employment rights of domestic violence survivors.

The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
3543 18th Street #32
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 861-1449
Fax: (619) 515-2211
Web: http://icwclaw.org/
Email: info@icwclaw.org
The Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) is a non-profit legal organization providing affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California (you can live in any county). ICWC strives to provide security and stability for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected and for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. ICWC provides legal services on a sliding scale fee system that is based on income and family size. Please call the Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco offices for an appointment.

San José

Mil Mujeres
1525 McCarthy Blvd., Suite 1051
P.O. Box 640034
San José, CA 95164
Phone: (408) 217-6785
Fax: (408) 636-1620
Web: http://www.milmujeres.org/aboutus.html
Email: sanjose@milmujeres.org
Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and to Spanish-speaking immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Their services include help with U visas, VAWA self-petitions and DACA immigration processes. There are costs associated with the services.

San Jose

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Jose Office (Santa Clara county)
2 West Santa Clara Street, 8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Hotline: (408) 850-7066
Phone: (408) 283-3700
Fax: (408) 283-3750
Web: http://baylegal.org/locations-2/santa-clara-county/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
W. Robert Morgan Legal Services Center
480 North First Street (at Empire Street)
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 283-1550 (Family Law/Fair Housing/Immigration)
Phone: (408) 998-5200 (Office)
Web: http://www.legalaidsociety.org
Email: info@legalaidsociety.org
The Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County (LAS) provides free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. LAS has the following services: Family Law - we provide legal services that include divorce, child custody and support, guardianship, conservatorship and juvenile law case work. Our family law unit also provides comprehensive domestic violence victim legal assistance; Fair Housing; Landlord/Tenant Rights - provides advice, counseling and representation in all landlord and tenant matters; Immigration and Naturalization - includes preparation and filing of petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

San Luis Obispo

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - San Luis Obispo Office
1011 Pacific Street, # A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 544-7997
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

San Rafael

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Rafael Office (Marin County)
30 North San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 479-8224
Fax: (415) 479-8549
Web: http://baylegal.org/locations-2/marin-county/
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people. We can help with issues relating to housing, domestic violence, public benefits and health care access. Our legal assistance is available to low-income people who live in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara. Note: We are currently (as of 2015) assisting clients from Napa County in the areas of public benefits, including but not limited to Social Security Insurance (SSI), Social Security Disablity Insurance (SSDI), CalWORKs and Medi-Cal. If you need legal assistance regarding these benefit programs please call our Marin County office.

Santa Ana

Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in Southeast Los Angeles County - Santa Ana Office
2102 N. Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (800) 834-5001
Phone: (714) 571-5200
Web: http://www.legal-aid.com
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County (CLS) provide legal advice, counseling and representation to low income individuals on various civil matters. The Santa Ana office serves the residents of Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Villa Park and Westminster. Case Types: consumer, custody, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, health, housing, individual rights, public benefits. Case restrictions: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (with some exceptions).

Santa Barbara

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Santa Barbara Office
22 N. Milpas Street, Ste. F
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: (805) 963-5982
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara - Santa Maria Office
301 E. Cañon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-963-6754
Fax: 805-963-6756
Web: http://lafsbc.org
Legal assistance is provided free to low-income people and senior citizens in the following areas of law: domestic violence, elder abuse, landlord/tenant, unlawful detainer (eviction), guardianship & conservatorship (of the person only), foreclosure, housing & homelessness, immigration assistance for victims of crimes (U visas). Monday–Thursday: 9:30am to noon, and 1:30–4pm Friday: by appointment. For an explanation of additional services, see the website here: http://www.lafsbc.org/services

Santa Maria

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara - Santa Maria Office
301 S. Miller Street, Ste. 121
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: 805-922-9909
Fax: 805-347-4494
Web: http://lafsbc.org
Legal assistance is provided free to low-income people and senior citizens in the following areas of law: domestic violence, elder abuse, landlord/tenant, unlawful detainer (eviction), guardianship & conservatorship (of the person only), foreclosure, housing & homelessness, immigration assistance for victims of crimes (U visas). Monday–Thursday: 9:30am to noon, and 1:30–4pm Friday: by appointment. For an explanation of additional services, see the website here: http://www.lafsbc.org/services

Santa Monica

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles -- Santa Monica Office
1640 5th St., Suite 124
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotline: (310) 899-6200
Fax: (310) 899-6208
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=santamonica
Provides legal services to low-income residents of Santa Monica only. In addition, we have a Domestic Violence Clinic and a Self Help Legal Access Center at the Santa Monica Courthouse. Our attorneys also work closely with local agencies and city services to provide the following services: Housing & Eviction Defense; Tenant/Landlord Disputes; Government Benefits; Consumer Law; Naturalizations; Family Law/Domestic Violence; Self Help Legal Access Center.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's Domestic Violence Clinic
Santa Monica Superior Court, West District
1725 Main Street, Room 121 (1st floor)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=family&sub=help
Monday through Friday Hours: Intake at 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. No appointments. First come, first served basis. Priority is given to domestic violence, restraining orders, and child abduction and concealment.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's Legal Access Self-help Center
Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main St., Room 210
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=longbeach
This walk-in clinic offers individuals who are representing themselves legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs are provided as needed. Walk-In Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12 noon only.

Seaside

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. - Seaside Office
1364 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 831-673-1377 (Intake on Monday only)
Fax: 831-757-6212
Web: http://www.crla.org
Provides low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. The majority of our efforts can be classified in one of 5 major legal areas that we consider our organizational priorities. While we do not necessarily preclude cases that do not fall into one of these categories, we prioritize these issue areas and offer particular expertise on these legal issues: Education - Issues including securing students' rights; special education placement problems; suspensions and expulsions; Rural Health - provides legal advocacy to those facing barriers to health coverage and/or necessary medical services; Housing - involving tenants' rights; sub-standard housing; lockouts and utility shut-offs by landlords; housing discrimination; farm worker housing; rent deposit refunds and limited eviction defense; Labor and Employment - Issues including minimum wage and overtime claims; working conditions; retaliation; sexual harassment; and employees' rights; Leadership Development - promotes leadership and civic engagement, to help low-income communities engage in effective self-advocacy.

Torrance

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles's Legal Access Self-help Center
Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Ave., Room 160
Torrance, CA 90503
Web: http://www.lafla.org/service.php?sect=muni&sub=longbeach
This walk-in clinic offers individuals who are representing themselves legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs are provided as needed. Walk-In Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12 noon only.

Ukiah

Legal Services of Northern California - Ukiah Office (Redwood Region)
421 North Oak Street
Ukiah, CA 95482-4303
Phone: (707) 462-1471 (Client line)
Phone: (877) 529-7700 (Client toll free line)
Fax: (707) 462-9483
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: ukiah-office@lsnc.net
Serving Lake and Mendocino Counties.

Vallejo

Legal Services of Northern California - Vallejo Office
1810 Capitol Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 643-0054
Fax: (707) 643-0144
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: vallejo-office@lsnc.net
Serving Solano County.

Victorville

Inland Counties Legal Services Inc. - Victorville Office
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 210
2nd Floor
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: (760) 241-7073 (during non-business hours, apply for help online at website below)
Phone: (888) 805-6455
Web: http://www.inlandlegal.org/
Free Legal Clinics provide legal services to low income people -- in Spanish and English. Senior Services provide free civil legal assistance to seniors who are 60 years or older and residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Visalia

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) - Visalia Office
208 W. Main Street, Suite U-1
Visalia, CA 93291
Hotline: (800) 675-8001
Phone: (559) 733-8770 or Toll Free: (800) 350-3654
Fax: (559) 635-8096
Web: http://www.centralcallegal.org/
Email: cclsinfo@centralcallegal.org
CCLS provides legal services for low-income people in the areas of consumer law, education, family law, immigration (priority is given to individuals who need brief services or representation to empower them to break free of the abusive relationship), health, housing (landlord/tenant issues), and public benefits. Serving people in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties; senior citizens in Madera County, and works on on health-related cases in several other counties.

Watsonville

Watsonville Law Center
315 Main Street, Suite 207
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 722-2845
Fax: (831) 761-3295
Web: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org/
The Watsonville Law Center (WLC) provides free legal services to low-income individuals on California’s Central Coast. We focus on legal problems with long-term impacts and solutions, such as workers’ rights, consumer rights, and access to employment. WLC provides free legal advice and information to low-income individuals in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties regardless of immigration status. For hours of operation, see their website here: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org/?page_id=148

Woodland

Legal Services of Northern California - Woodland Office
619 North Street
Woodland, CA 95695
Hotline: (877) 883-4927
Phone: (530) 662-1065
Fax: (530) 662-7941
Web: http://about.lsnc.net/
Email: woodland-office@lsnc.net
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, closed Fridays. Serving Yolo County.

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