California Legal Aid Offices

Free legal advice or legal representation for people who cannot afford it.

Legal Aid is for people who may not be able to afford an attorney. In order to qualify for legal aid at these non profit organizations listed below, you will need to contact them directly.

We provide the details of these offices to save you time in your search for legal aid. Our details include names, addresses, frequently asked questions, qualifications, etc where we can find them.

Legal aid services can include the following legal services for situations involving: Domestic violence, family law, housing rental evictions or home foreclosures, public assistance such as medicaid, food stamps, SSI Disability, SSDI benefits, public housing evictions, disability beneifts, etc.

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  • Voluntary Legal Services of Northern California Website Learn more 501 12th Street
    Sacramento, CA - 95814
    (916) 551-2102
    The Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California provides legal services to eligible low income clients who live in the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin, El Dorado and Placer. VLSP’s legal services range from referrals to volunteer attorneys for direct representation to assi .. see more
  • Senior Legal Services Project Email Website Learn more 3232 S. Higuera St.
    San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
    (805) 543-5140
    Provides free legal services to seniors aged 60 and older in San Luis Obispo County through the Senior Legal Services Project. - offers individuals confidential advice and counsel by appointment. Senior Legal Services Project is especially concerned that those most in need receive assistance hous .. see more
  • Senior Adults Legal Assistance San Jose Website Learn more 1425 Koll Circle,
    San Jose, CA - 95112
    (408) 295-5991
    Provides free legal assistance to Santa Clara County Seniors. Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Established in 1973, SALA prov .. see more
  • Crosswalk Legal Clinic - Christian Legal Aid Email Website Learn more 10421 Corporate Dr.
    Redlands, CA - 92374
    (909) 796-3000
    Free Clinic Hours of Operation: 3rd Thursday night of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Prior to each clinic, there is a free dinner - first come, first serve. At 7pm they determine who need medical or legal care and direct them to the proper place. Services: Free legal advice, guidance, and .. see more
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel Email Website Learn more 1663 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA - 94103
    (415) 701-1100
    ALRP’s mission is to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues. ALRP accomplishes this mission by providing free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. ALRP Legal Help is Not a Luxury. ALRP staff and Pane .. see more
  • Riverside Legal Aid - Indio Website Learn more 82632-C Highway 111
    Indio, CA - 92201
    (760) 347-9456
    Hours: Mon-Fri:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Full list of services includes: Our Mission is to provide pro bono legal services, education and counseling to qualified low-income residents of Riverside County. Free legal services to qualified individuals in the areas of: family law (divorce, support .. see more
  • Alpine County Self Help Center Email Website Learn more 14777 State Route 89
    Markleeville, CA - 96120
    (530) 694-2113
    The Court provides free legal assistance to eligible consumers representing themselves in civil cases. While we will not represent you, we can help you to process your own case. We don’t give legal advice, but we can help fill out forms and translate “legalese” in the following areas:  & .. see more
  • Compton Self Help Center Learn more 200 W. Compton Blvd.
    Compton, CA - 90220
    (310) 603-3218
    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Self-Help Legal Access Centers provide self-represented litigants help with: Family Law     Divorce     Child Custody and Support     Paternity Housing (landlord/tenant) Law involving Evictions Restraining Orders & .. see more
  • Senior Citizens Legal Services Santa Cruz Website Learn more 501 Soquel Avenue,
    Santa Cruz, CA - 95062
    (831) 426-8824
    Intakes by appt only Mon,Tues,Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm Wed: 1:00pm-4:30pm Fri: ​8:30am-12:00pm Senior Citizens Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services to elderly residents of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The highest priority of the organization is to defend the right of the elderl .. see more
  • Calaveras County Family Law Facilitator Website Learn more 400 Government Center Drive
    San Andreas, CA - 95249
    (209) 754-1443
    The Office of the Family Law Facilitator of the Superior Court of California in Calaveras County has been established to:     *Help individuals who cannot afford to hire an attorney, to represent themselves in matters pertaining to child support, spousal support where child support i .. see more

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Legal aid professionals and organizations oftentimes receive government funding for taking on cases with those who cannot afford attorneys. For the most part, funding is limited so legal aid entities can only take on a limited amount of cases. Qualifications are often rigid.

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