The Lawyer Referral Service will schedule an appointment for you with a local qualified lawyer for a 30-minute consultation (we cannot give legal advice). There is an administrative fee of $50, which will be charged over the phone with your ATM/Debit Card or Credit Card.
2117 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
1050 Old Mission Rd
Hall of Justice
South San Francisco, CA 94080
The Office of the Family Law Facilitator provides free services to help people who do not have private attorneys.
All persons who are in "Pro Per" and acting as their own attorney are encouraged to have their forms reviewed by the Family Law Facilitator before filing or presenting the papers to the Court.
3055 Cleveland Avenue
Civil and Family Law Courthouse
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The Family Law Facilitator / Self Help Center (FLF/SHC) helps self-represented people with forms and procedures in custody, divorce, support, and credit card debt collection.
Services are neutral - may serve both sides of a case. FLF/SHC does not provide legal advice or attorneys to represent you. Services are not confidential. There is no attorney-client relationship between you and any staff member. You should obtain your own attorney if you want personalized advice or strategy, to have a confidential conversation, or to be represented by an attorney at court. The office is not responsible for the outcome of your case. If you have an attorney of record, FLF/SHC cannot help you.
3035 Cleveland Avenue
First upstairs conference room on the left
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The Sonoma County Small Claims Advisory Clinic provides free procedural and legal information to Small Claims litigants regarding their rights and responsibilities under California Law.
The Small Claims Advisory Clinic helps claimants with a variety of issues and disputes. Most common are landlord-tenant disputes, unfulfilled contracts, complaints about contractors and disputes among neighbors. About 50 percent of the people that advisers speak with have already filed claims or received a summons. The rest are trying to determine whether they have a case. Additionally, once you have a small claims judgment, the Small Claims Advisory Clinic is available to help with its collection.
For only $50 you get an initial consultation with an attorney who handles your type of problem. If, however, you have suffered a personal injury or have a Social Security appeal or Worker's Compensation claim, the consultation is absolutely FREE. If you retain the attorney for additional services, then the fees charged will be at the attorney's normal rate.
You will be referred to an attorney that does not offer free services. You and the attorney will negotiate a price for their fees.
600 Union Avenue
Hall of Justice, 2nd Floor
Fairfield, CA 94533
The Superior Court of California provides a Small Claims Legal Advisor at no cost. The advisor is available to assist with small claims issues and procedures from filing through enforcement.
1832 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Social Justice Collaborative provides removal defense, criminal defense, and unaccompanied minor defense. SJC provides full-scope representation in all deportation matters for adults and children. In addition, SJC has an Immigration Appellate Program that accepts many difficult appeals from erroneous decisions of immigration judges. SJC has a special policy of providing pro bono appeals for all of our own detained clients who have received erroneous denials in their applications for relief. SJC's clients are all low-income non-citizens. SJC offers services to adults and children applying for adjustment of legal status.
311 4th Street
Yreka, CA 96097
These programs and services are available to all parties in a case. The program staff cannot represent any of the parties in a case. No attorney-client relationship is created between any party and the program staff as a result of these services. Communications between parties and program staff are not confidential. The staff can only provide information and education, not legal advice. To receive legal advice, one must hire a private attorney.