The Raza Centro Legal provides free legal assistance to low-income residents throughout Northern California in areas such as wage and hourly rights, discrimination in the workplace, legal assistance to the elderly, immigration, and naturalization. 474 Valencia St., Suite 295, San Francisco (415) 575-3500 Alameda County`s Clean Slate program provides free legal advice to eligible individuals who wish to clear their Alameda criminal records. Check the site for permission. (510) 548-4040, ext. 390 Bay Area Legal Aid – Alameda County provides civilian assistance to low-income residents of Alameda County in the areas of domestic violence and family law, housing rights, access to health care, public services and economic security. Chapters exist for other counties in the Bay Area in addition to Alameda County (see website for more information). 1735 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (510) 663-4744 (General) (510) 250-5270 (Legal Helpline) The California Women`s Law Center offers many programs to ensure that women`s and girls` living opportunities are free from unfair social, economic, and political constraints. The programmes include moderation workshops and pro bono legal training, with a focus on discrimination, violence, women`s health and reproductive justice. 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA Phone: (323) 951-1041 firstname.lastname@example.org We help thousands of low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area build safer, healthier and more stable lives. The International Institute of the Bay Area is a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for immigrants and refugees, IIBA provides legal services to immigrants (including a free immigration information clinic) and a training and employment program for immigrants and refugees.
449 15th Street, Suite 201, Oakland (510) 451-2846 The California Courts Self-Help website includes forms in PDF format. The Consumer Justice and General Legal Clinic is a free legal self-help center in Berkeley that offers weekly counseling sessions for low-income residents (income guidelines apply) on consumer law issues (such as debt collection protection). Meeting times are currently Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 to 13:00, but are subject to change (call in advance for confirmation). 3130 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 548-4064 The American Bar Association Network offers a comprehensive « Consumer Guide to Online Legal Assistance » with sections on hiring a lawyer, finding free legal aid, and self-help. BayLegal`s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through high-quality legal advice, regardless of a client`s location, language or disability. § Mentor – consult with BayLegal staff, lawyers and volunteers in areas of your area of expertise; SEEDS (Services that Encourage Effective Dialogue and Solutions) is a non-profit community organization that provides mediation to individuals, moderation to groups, and conflict resolution training. Does not provide legal advice, but may provide information and services for reference. 1968 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley (510) 548-2377, email@example.com Free Legal Advice and Representation for Low-Income Qualified Persons in the Areas of Immigration, Eviction Protection, Rent Committee Hearings and Workers` Rights. If you live in Berkeley, the Rent Board has an online « Tenant Reference Kit » that includes FAQs that address many common issues between landlords and tenants. The Rent Board also has advisors who answer general questions about the tenant`s rights and obligations (although they do not provide legal advice) and also offers mediation services. 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley (510) 981-7368 If you need help with a problem with a retailer, service provider or employer, a useful first step is to contact the appropriate agency, to receive help filing a complaint and/or to mediate and resolve the dispute.
Any profession that requires a state license has an appropriate supervisory authority. Some of the most common are: BayLegal focuses on the four priority areas identified by clients and the community: Get help through the Legal Advice Line, a free legal helpline available to qualified low-income residents of the Bay Area. The Legal Advice Line provides advice and guidance in all languages on a range of civil law matters. Lawyers can provide legal advice to a caller, schedule eligible clients for an appointment at a neighborhood office, or provide the caller with a useful referral to other social organizations if needed. There are many free resources to help you prepare for your small claims trial. The Wiley Manuel Self-Help Center (see below for more information) provides personal and telephone support for small claims. Online resources include: The Asian Law Alliance provides legal services and programs to low-income Islanders in Asia/Pacific in Asia/Pacific island languages. Provides free or low-cost legal advice and representation, and conducts extensive awareness and preventive education on basic legal rights and obligations. Services and programs include housing, public services, employment, immigration, domestic violence and civil rights. 184 E.
Jackson Street, San Jose (408) 287-9710 If you are a client seeking legal aid, call Legal Access: API Legal Outreach (APILO) provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services and advocacy services for the most marginalized segments of the community, including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants and youth. 310 8th St., Suite 305, Oakland (510) 251-2846 The California Courts website also offers online resources that can help you find help. The California State Bar`s online legal guides provide access to several brochures and information resources on many legal topics. We also have free legal clinics one or two Saturdays a month. For more information and dates, please visit www.sfbar.org/larc. Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal advice to low-income people in the Bay Area.