Legal Aid Providers In California

LEGAL AID PROVIDERS

IN CALIFORNIA (By Issue & Region)

Introduction

This Appendix includes a list of legal aid providers across the state of California—and even a few national ones—that may be able to help you with your legal issues.

    The list is organized first by reentry legal issue.
    The list is further organized under each issue area by region of California, and what legal aid organizations work on that issue in a specific region.
Getting Identification & Key Documents, Voting RightsParole & ProbationHousingPublic BenefitsEmploymentCourt-ordered DebtFamily & ChildrenEducationExpungement & Cleaning Up Your RecordPrison Conditions [3323] (See footnote.)Post-Conviction Immigration Consequences [3324] (See footnote.)

To find a legal aid organization near you, you can also try the following resources:

    Call 2-1-1, or visit www.211database.org;
    Contact the Local County Bar Association or Ethnic Bar Association in your areas, OR
    Look at the California State Bar legal aid listings: http://lawhelpca.org/find-legal-help.
    Bay Area Legal Incubator (BALI): New attorneys provide affordable and pro bono legal services across a variety of practice areas. To submit a request for services, you (or a family member on your behalf) can submit an intake form online at https://www.bayarealegalincubator.org/

Chapter 1 | LEGAL AID FOR GETTING ID & KEY DOCUMENTS, VOTING RIGHTS QUESTIONS

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California — License Suspension
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights: Second Chance Legal Clinic
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 814-7610
    Website: http://www.lccr.com
    Legal Services of Northern California — License Suspension
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Root & Rebound
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 279-4662
    Website: http://www.rootandrebound.org

Central Valley & Central Coast

    Legal Services of Northern California — License Suspension
    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California — License Reinstatement Clinic
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Phone: (916) 551-2102
    Website: http://www.vlsp.org

Southern California

    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/#PepperdineLegal

VOTING RIGHTS:

Bay Area

    ACLU of Northern California
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: English Legal Assistance (415) 621-2488; Spanish Legal Assistance (415) 293-6356)
    Website: https://www.aclunc.org/vote
    East Bay Community Law Center
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Phone: (510) 548-4040
    Website: http://www.ebclc.org

Chapter 2 | LEGAL AID FOR PAROLE & PROBATION ISSUES

PAROLE & PROBATION CONDITIONS, TRANSFERS & OTHERS ISSUES:

    Root & Rebound
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 279-4662 (call the Reentry Hotline on Fridays, 9AM-5PM)
    Website: http://www.rootandrebound.org
    State and Federal Public Defenders Offices

PAROLE RELEASE:

Bay Area

    Uncommon Law
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 271-0310
    Website: http://uncommonlaw.org

Chapter 3 | LEGAL AID FOR HOUSING ISSUES

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Bay Area Legal Aid
    Locations & Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554; Alameda County (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925) 219-3325; Marin County (415) 354-6360; Napa County (707) 320-6348; San Francisco (415) 354-6360; San Mateo County (650) 472-2666; Santa Clara County (408) 850-7066
    Website: http://www.baylegal.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Gilroy (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535; Santa Rosa, CA (707) 528-9941
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    East Bay Community Law Center
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Phone: (510) 548-4040
    Website: http://www.ebclc.org
    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley: Fair Housing Law Project
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Phone: (408) 293-4790
    Website: http://www.lawfoundation.org
    Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights: Second Chance Legal Clinic
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 814-7610
    Website: http://www.lccr.com
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Central Valley & Central Coast

    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Main Office (415) 777-2752; Arvin (661) 854-3839; Coachella (760) 398-7261; Delano (661) 725-4350; Fresno (559) 441-8721; Hollister (831) 724-2253; Madera (559) 674-5671; Marysville (530) 742-5191; Modesto (209) 577-3811; Salinas (831) 757-5221; Seaside (intakes on Mondays only) (831) 757-5221; San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7997; Santa Cruz (831) 688-6535; Stockton (209) 946-0605; Watsonville, CA (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Central California Legal Services
    Locations & Phone: Fresno, (559) 570-1200, Merced (209) 723-5466; Visalia, CA (209) 723-5466
    Website: http://www.centralcallegal.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Watsonville Law Center
    Location: Watsonville, CA
    Phone: (831) 722-2845
    Website: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org
    Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA)
    Location: Bakersfield, CA
    Phone: (661) 325-5943
    Website: http://gbla.org/
    Southern California
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Coachella (760) 398-7261; El Centro (760)-353-0220; Oxnard (805) 483-8083; Santa Barbara (805) 963-5982; Santa Maria (805) 922-4563; Vista, CA (760) 966-0511
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
    Locations: Glendale; Pacoima; El Monte, CA
    Phone: (800) 433-6251
    Website: http://www.nlsla.org
    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/#PepperdineLegal

Chapter 4 | LEGAL AID FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Bay Area Legal Aid
    Locations & Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554; Alameda County (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925) 219-3325; Marin County (415) 354-6360; Napa County (707) 320-6348; San Francisco (415) 354-6360; San Mateo County (650) 472-2666; Santa Clara County (408) 850-7066
    Website: http://www.baylegal.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Gilroy (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535; Santa Rosa, CA (707) 528-9941
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    East Bay Community Law Center
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Phone: (510) 548-4040
    Website: http://www.ebclc.org
    Homeless Action Center
    Locations & Phone: Oakland (510) 836-3260 ext. 301, Berkeley, CA (510) 540-0878
    Website: http://www.homelessactioncenter.org
    Law Foundation of Silicon Valley: Health Legal Services
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Phone: (408) 293-4790
    Website: http://www.lawfoundation.org
    Legal Aid Society of San Mateo
    Location: Redwood City, CA
    Phone: (650) 558-0915, Toll-Free (800) 381-8898
    Website: http://www.legalaidsmc.org
    Legal Assistance for Seniors
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 832-3040
    Website: http://www.lashicap.org
    Legal Assistance to the Elderly
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 538-3333
    Website: http://www.laesf.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Positive Resource Center
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 777-0333
    Website: http://www.positiveresource.org
    Senior Adults Legal Assistance
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Phone: Main Office (408) 295-5991; North County Toll-Free (650) 969-8656; South County Toll-Free (408) 847-7252
    Website: http://www.s393914827.initial-website.com

Central Valley & Central Coast

    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Main Office (415) 777-2752; Arvin (661) 854-3839; Coachella (760) 398-7261; Delano (661) 725-4350; Fresno (559) 441-8721; Hollister (831) 724-2253; Madera (559) 674-5671; Marysville (530) 742-5191; Modesto (209) 577-3811; Salinas (831) 757-5221; Seaside (intakes on Mondays only) (831) 757-5221; San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7997; Santa Cruz (831) 688-6535; Stockton (209) 946-0605; Watsonville, CA (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Central California Legal Services
    Locations & Phone: Fresno, (559) 570-1200, Merced (209) 723-5466; Visalia, CA (209) 723-5466
    Website: http://www.centralcallegal.org
    Legal Services for Seniors
    Locations & Phone: Salinas (831) 442-770; Seaside, CA (831) 899-0492
    Website: http://www.legalservicesforseniors.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Senior Citizens Legal Services
    Locations & Phone: Santa Cruz (831) 426-8824; Watsonville (831) 728-4711; Hollister, CA (831) 637-5458
    Website: http://www.seniorlegal.org
    Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California — License Reinstatement Clinic
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Phone: (916) 551-2102
    Website: http://www.vlsp.org
    Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA)
    Location: Bakersfield, CA
    Phone: (661) 325-5943
    Website: http://gbla.org/

Southern California

    Bet Tzedek
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (323) 939-0506
    Website: http://www.bettzedek.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Coachella (760) 398-7261; El Centro (760)-353-0220; Oxnard (805) 483-8083; Santa Barbara (805) 963-5982; Santa Maria (805) 922-4563; Vista, CA (760) 966-0511
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Inner City Law Center
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 891-2880
    Website: http://www.innercitylaw.org
    Legal Aid Foundation of Orange County & Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County
    Locations & Phone: Anaheim (714) 571-5200, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001, Compton (310) 631-7382, Norwalk (562) 864-9935, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001, Santa Ana, CA (714) 571-5200, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001
    Website: http://www.legal-aid.com
    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (800) 399-4529
    Website: http://www.lafla.org
    Legal Aid Society of San Diego
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Phone: (877) 534-2524
    Website: http://www.lassd.org
    Mental Health Advocacy Services
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 389-2077
    Website: http://www.mhas-la.org
    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
    Locations: Glendale; Pacoima; El Monte, CA
    Phone: (800) 433-6251
    Website: http://www.nlsla.org
    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/#PepperdineLegal

Chapter 5 | LEGAL AID FOR EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Bay Area Legal Aid
    Locations and Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554; Alameda County (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925) 219-3325; Marin County (415) 354-6360; Napa County (707) 320-6348; San Francisco (415) 354-6360; San Mateo County (650) 472-2666; Santa Clara County (408) 850-7066
    Website: http://www.baylegal.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Gilroy (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535; Santa Rosa, CA (707) 528-9941
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 814-7610
    Website: http://www.lccr.com/
    Legal Aid Society — Employment Law Center
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 864-8208, Toll-Free (866) 864-8208
    Website: https://las-elc.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Central Valley & Central Coast

    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Main Office (415) 777-2752; Arvin (661) 854-3839; Coachella (760) 398-7261; Delano (661) 725-4350; Fresno (559) 441-8721; Hollister (831) 724-2253; Madera (559) 674-5671; Marysville (530) 742-5191; Modesto (209) 577-3811; Salinas (831) 757-5221; Seaside (intakes on Mondays only) (831) 757-5221; San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7997; Santa Cruz (831) 688-6535; Stockton (209) 946-0605; Watsonville, CA (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Watsonville Law Center
    Location: Watsonville, CA
    Phone: (831) 722-2845
    Website: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org

Southern California

    A New Way of Life Reentry Project
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (323) 563-3575
    Website: http://www.anewwayoflife.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Coachella (760) 398-7261; El Centro (760)-353-0220; Oxnard (805) 483-8083; Santa Barbara (805) 963-5982; Santa Maria (805) 922-4563; Vista, CA (760) 966-0511
    Website: http://www.crla.org
    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
    Locations: Glendale; Pacoima; El Monte, CA
    Phone: (800) 433-6251
    Website: http://www.nlsla.org

Chapter 6 | LEGAL AID FOR COURT-ORDERED DEBT

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Bay Area Legal Aid
    Locations & Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554; Alameda County (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925) 219-3325; Marin County (415) 354-6360; Napa County (707) 320-6348; San Francisco (415) 354-6360; San Mateo County (650) 472-2666; Santa Clara County (408) 850-7066
    Website: http://www.baylegal.org
    Legal Assistance to the Elderly
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 538-3333
    Website: http://www.laesf.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054

Central Valley & Central Coast

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Watsonville Law Center
    Location: Watsonville, CA
    Phone: (831) 722-2845
    Website: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA)
    Location: Bakersfield, CA
    Phone: (661) 325-5943
    Website: http://gbla.org/

Southern California

    Bet Tzedek
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (323) 939-0506
    Website: http://www.bettzedek.org
    Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles & Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County
    Locations & Phone: Anaheim (714) 571-5200, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001, Compton (310) 631-7382, Norwalk (562) 864-9935, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001, Santa Ana, CA (714) 571-5200, Toll-Free: (800) 834-5001
    Website: http://www.legal-aid.com
    Legal Aid Society of San Diego
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Phone: (877) 534-2524
    Website: http://www.lassd.org
    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
    Locations: Glendale; Pacoima; El Monte, CA
    Phone: (800) 433-6251
    Website: http://www.nlsla.org
    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/#PepperdineLegal

Chapter 7 | LEGAL AID FOR FAMILY & CHILDREN ISSUES

Self-Help Family Law Resource You Will Find in Almost Every County in California:

    Family Law Facilitator in Your County! NOTE: Every family court should have a Family Law Facilitator, which is someone who can help you with court forms, answer questions, provide general information about family law issues, and walk you through the steps of your case if you do not have a lawyer. (To find your local Family Law Facilitator go to http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-facilitators.htm.

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Legal Assistance for Seniors
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Phone: (510) 832-3040
    Website: http://www.lashicap.org
    Legal Services of Northern California
    Location: Vallejo, CA
    Phone: (707) 643-0054
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Pro Bono Project
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Phone: (408) 998-5298
    Website: http://www.probonoproject.org

Central Valley & Central Coast

    Locations and Phone: Sacramento (916) 551-2150; Auburn (530) 823-7560; Chico (530) 345-9491, Toll-Free:(800) 345-9491; Redding (530) 241-3565, Toll-Free: (800) 822-9687; Woodland, CA (530) 662-1065
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net
    Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA)
    Location: Bakersfield, CA
    Phone: (661) 325-5943
    Website: http://gbla.org/

Southern California

    Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 388-7515
    Website: http://www.hbcfl.org
    Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association Legal Aid (wage garnishment due to unpaid child support)
    Location: Riverside, CA
    Phone: (951) 369-3009 
    Website: http://www.iella.org
    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/ - PepperdineLegal
    San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Phone: (619) 235-5656
    Website: http://www.sdvip.org

Chapter 8 | LEGAL AID FOR EDUCATION

Northern California

    Legal Services of Northern California
    Locations and Phone: Eureka (707) 445-0866, Toll-Free: (800) 972-0002; Ukiah, CA (707) 462-1471, Toll-Free: (877) 529-7700
    Website: http://www.about.lsnc.net

Bay Area

    Bay Area Legal Aid – Federal student loan consolidation and disability discharge assistance
    Locations & Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554; Alameda County (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County West (510) 250-5270; Contra Costa County East (925) 219-3325; Marin County (415) 354-6360; Napa County (707) 320-6348; San Francisco (415) 354-6360; San Mateo County (650) 472-2666; Santa Clara County (408) 850-7066
    Website: http://www.baylegal.org
    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Gilroy (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535; Santa Rosa, CA (707) 528-9941
    Website: http://www.crla.org

Central Valley & Central Coast

    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Main Office (415) 777-2752; Arvin (661) 854-3839; Coachella (760) 398-7261; Delano (661) 725-4350; Fresno (559) 441-8721; Hollister (831) 724-2253; Madera (559) 674-5671; Marysville (530) 742-5191; Modesto (209) 577-3811; Salinas (831) 757-5221; Seaside (intakes on Mondays only) (831) 757-5221; San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7997; Santa Cruz (831) 688-6535; Stockton (209) 946-0605; Watsonville, CA (831) 724-2253, (831) 688-6535
    Website: http://www.crla.org

Southern California

    California Rural Legal Assistance
    Locations & Phone: Coachella (760) 398-7261; El Centro (760)-353-0220; Oxnard (805) 483-8083; Santa Barbara (805) 963-5982; Santa Maria (805) 922-4563; Vista, CA (760) 966-0511
    Website: http://www.crla.org

Chapter 9 | LEGAL AID FOR EXPUNGEMENT & CLEANING UP YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

Northern California

    Public Defender’s Office, Yolo County
    Location: Woodland, CA
    Phone: (530) 666-8165
    Website: http://www.yolocounty.org/law-justice/public-defender

Bay Area

    East Bay Community Law Center: Clean Slate Practice
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Phone: (510) 548-4040
    Website: http://www.ebclc.org
    Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights: Second Chance Legal Clinic
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 814-7610
    Website: http://www.lccr.com
    Public Defender’s Office, Alameda County
    Locations & Phone: Main Office (510) 272-6600; Oakland (510) 268-7400; Hayward (510) 670-5000; Fremont (510) 795-2600; Pleasanton, CA (925) 551-6863
    Website: http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/defender
    Public Defender’s Office, San Francisco City and County
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Phone: (415) 553-1671
    Website: http://sfpublicdefender.org
    Record Clearance Project at San Jose State University
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Phone: (408) 924-2758
    Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/justicestudies/programs-events/rcp
    Rubicon — Rubicon legal services are provided to existing clients of their social services programs (career coaching, parenting classes, financial coaching)
    Location: Richmond, CA
    Phone: (510) 412-1725
    Website: http://www.rubiconprograms.org

Central Valley & Central Coast

    Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Phone: (916) 551-2102
    Website: http://www.vlsp.org
    Watsonville Law Center
    Location: Watsonville, CA
    Phone: (831) 722-2845
    Website: http://www.watsonvillelawcenter.org

Southern California

    A New Way of Life Reentry Project
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (323) 563-3575
    Website: http://www.anewwayoflife.org
    Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association Legal Aid
    Location: Riverside, CA
    Phone: (951) 369-3009 
    Website: http://www.iella.org
    Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County - Legal Resource Center
    Locations & Phone: Santa Barbara (805) 568-3303; Santa Maria (805) 349-1289; Lompoc, CA (805) 737-5452
    Website: http://www.lafsbc.org
    Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
    Locations: Glendale; Pacoima; El Monte, CA
    Phone: (800) 433-6251
    Website: http://www.nlsla.org
    Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 347-6300 ext. 4413
    Website: http://urm.org/services/clinics/#PepperdineLegal
    Public Defender’s Office, Orange County
    Location: Santa Ana, CA
    Phone: (714) 834-2144
    Website: http://www.pubdef.ocgov.com/main.htm

Other Issues:

> LEGAL AID FOR PRISON CONDITIONS:

NOTE: Most of the organizations listed under this category of “Legal Aid for Prison Conditions” will do statewide work, even if their headquarters is located in a particular region of California, so you should contact any and all of these organizations with questions related to prison conditions.

Statewide

    Prison Law Office
    Location: San Quentin, CA; Berkeley, CA
    Phone: n/a (Note: Due to the high volume of inquiries they receive, the Prison Law Office requests that people get in touch with them by mail at: Prison Law Office General Delivery, San Quentin, CA 94964)
    Website: http://www.prisonlaw.com
    Center for Human Rights
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Phone: (213) 388-8693
    Website: http://www.centerforhumanrights.org

Central Valley & Central Coast

    UC Davis Law School, Prison Law Clinic
    Location: Davis, CA
    Phone: (530) 752-6942
    Website: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/clinics
    University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Phone: Michael Colatrella, Clinical Professor – (916) 739-7303
    Website: http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Students/Academics/Experiential_Learning/Legal_Clinics/Prisoner_Civil_Rights_Mediation_Clinic.htm

> LEGAL AID FOR POST-CONVICTION IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES:

CALIFORNIA RESOURCES:
    If you witness an ICE Raid in California: Call the ICE out of CA Hotline, which connects with a confidential voicemail that is monitored by immigrant lawyers and advocates.
    www.iceoutofca.org
    1-844-TRUST-01 (1-844-878-7801)
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    1663 Mission Street, Suite 602, San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 255-9792
    www.ilrc.org
    Expertise in immigration and criminal law overlap. Provides pro bono post-conviction relief services
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
    Bay Area: 55 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone: (415) 896-1701
    Los Angeles: 1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Phone: 213) 977-7500
    www.advancingjustice-alc.org/
    Expertise in removal defense due to criminal convictions
    Centro Legal de la Raza
    3400 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
    (510) 437-1554
    www.centrolegal.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    Dolores Street Community Services
    938 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 282-6209
    www.dscs.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    Pangea Legal Services
    360 Sansome St., #650, San Francisco, CA 94104
    (415) 254-0475
    www.pangealegal.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto
    1861 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (650) 326-6440
    http://www.clsepa.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    Social Justice Collaborative
    420 3rd Street, Suite 130, Oakland, CA 94607
    (510) 992-3964
    http://socialjusticecollaborative.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    Oakland Law Collaborative
    1736 Franklin Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 891-1589 (Community Law Office)
    http://oaklaw.org
    Expertise in removal defense
    UC Davis, Immigration Law Clinic
    Location: Davis, CA
    Phone: (530) 752-6942
    Website: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/clinics

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

    Immigration Advocates Network National Immigration Legal Services Directory
    www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory
    Immigrant Defense Project
    www.immdefense.org
    National Lawyer’s Guild – National Immigration Project
    www.nationalimmigrationproject.org
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (know-your-rights cards in case of contact with ICE!)
    www.ilrc.org/red-cards
    American Immigration Lawyer Search
    www.ailalawyer.org
    iAmerica
    www.iamerica.org
    Note: iAmerica’s website also includes “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” fact sheets (including how to handle encounters with immigration or police) and “RESOURCES.” Their newest resource www.immi.org helps you screen yourself and your immigration options.
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    Please note: This issue is not covered at length in the guide because it is outside of our scope of expertise, but is important to the reentry process of many readers, so we include resources on it here.

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    Please note: This issue is not covered at length in the guide because it is outside of our scope of expertise, but is important to the reentry process of many readers, so we include resources on it here.