NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
Bay Area Legal Aid
405 14th St., 11th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Call M-F 9-noon, 1-5
Free legal services in eviction defense, public benefits, SSI matters, and family law to qualifying low-income clients.
Call to establish eligibility and make appointment.
East Bay Community Law Center
3130 Shattuck Ave.,Berkeley, CA 94705
Call M-F 9-5
Free legal services (by Boalt Hall students and supervising attorneys) to low-income Alameda County residents.
Landlord/tenant, AIDS law, CalWORKS, unemployment, etc. Call to establish eligibility.
Bankruptcy Lawyers in the Library-Oakland Public Library
Main Branch, 125 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612
510-238-3138 [Lawyers available 1st Wednesday 6-8pm]
LAWYERS IN THE LIBRARY
Lawyers in the Library-Berkeley Public Library
Call first to verify lawyers' availability.
North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707
510-981-6250 [Lawyers available 1st Thursday 6-8pm]
1901 Russell, Berkeley, CA 94703
510-981-6260 [Lawyers available 2nd Thursday 6-8pm]
2940 Benvenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-981-6280 [Lawyers available 3rd Thursday 6-8pm]
1125 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
510-981-6270 [Lawyers available 4th Tuesday 6-8pm]
Free legal advice and referrals in areas such as employment, consumer, landlord/tenant rights, and domestic relations. In-person sign-ups only, beginning at 5pm. Names pulled by lottery at 6pm.
Lawyers in the Library-Oakland Public Library
Call first for the hours and to verify lawyers' availability.
125 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612
510-238-3138 [Lawyers available 1st four Thursdays 6-8pm]
Asian Branch - 510-238-3400 [4th Thursday 5:30-7:30pm]
Dimond Branch - 510-482-7844 [1st Tuesday 6-8pm]
Piedmont Branch - 510-597-5011 [1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6-8pm]
Rockridge Branch - 510-597-5017 [1st Thursday 6-8pm]
Free legal advice and referrals in areas such as employment, consumer, landlord/tenant rights, and domestic relations.
Bernard E. Witkin-Alameda County Law Library
125 12th St., Oakland, CA 94607
510-208-4800 or 510-208-4832 (Reference Desk)
M-Th 8:30am-9pm; F 8:30-6; Sat-Sun noon-5
County legal library, open to all. All resources available for in-library use. Alameda County residents, 18 and over, may borrow circulating materials with cash or credit card deposit.
Boalt Hall Law Library [G.W. McEnerney Law Library]
UCB Campus, Berkeley, CA 94720
M-Th 8am-midnight; F 8am-10pm; Sat 10-6; Sun 10am-midnight.
Reduced hours during summer and intersessions. Academic law library, open to the public for in-house legal research except during peak pre-exam times.
San Francisco Law Library (3 locations)
Civic Center (Main Library)
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 400
Financial District Branch
685 Market Street, Suite 420
Courthouse Reference Room
400 McAllister Street, Room 512
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVIDERS
Alameda County Bar Association
Alternative Dispute Resolution Placement Service
Mediation, arbitration, or neutral evaluation services.
East Bay Community Mediation
1968 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Call M-Th 9-5 F 9-2
Mediation, conflict resolution, and conciliation services.
SPECIFIC LEGAL AREAS
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
415-701-1100 M-F 9:30-5
Referrals to free and low-cost legal services for people with AIDS or HIV. Civil law (wills, power of attorney, etc.) only.
Divorce and Paternity/Custody Clinics
Alameda County Bar Association
Clinics assisting low-income Alameda County residents filing for divorce, legal separation, annulment. Also deals with paternity, custody, and visitation issues.
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legal Outreach
1212 Broadway Suite 400 Oakland 94612
510-251-2846 M-F 9-5
Legal services to low-income APIs in family law, domestic violence, naturalization, immigration, human trafficking, elder abuse, wills, and estates. Sliding scale. Multilingual staff.
Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
The Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, the purpose of which is to disseminate information, provide public service and education and promote cooperation and efficiency in the bankruptcy and insolvency fields in the greater bay area. In addition, the forum offers networking opportunities among members.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.
2212 6th St., Berkeley, CA 94710
Technical assistance to persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities concerning disability civil rights law, job and housing discrimination, etc. Cost: free.
Domestic Violence Hotline (National)
Available 24/7 to talk with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The Hotline does not give legal advice, but may be able to help in locating a legal advocate.
Employment Law Center
Legal Aid Society
Informational recording Volunteer lawyers and law students provide counsel on job-related problems for low-income or unemployed workers.
426 17th St., 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Free legal representation to groups and organizations working to enforce and strengthen environmental laws.
Family Violence Law Center
Helps survivors of domestic violence find realistic alternatives to their abusive environments; restraining orders, divorce referrals, dissolution workshops for uncontested divorces. Cost: sliding scale.
Housing Rights, Inc.
1966 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
M-Th 10-2 Client intake hours
Free counseling and assistance in housing discrimination cases. Referrals to other housing-related agencies. Landlord/tenant counseling and housing mediation in some East Bay communities.
Housing Rights: Section 8
This page has resources and information in many languages on public housing programs that can help low-income people obtain housing they can afford.
California Indian Legal Services
Legal representation to low-income Native Americans. Generally does not handle criminal cases.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
131 Steuart St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105
Provides legal services for poor and people of color in areas of immigration and refugee rights, civil rights violations, etc. Call for eligibility information.
Law Center for Families
510 16th St., 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Call M-F 9-5
Free and sliding scale legal services in family, housing (no eviction defense), and consumer law. Call for appointment.
Legal Assistance for Seniors
464 7th St., Oakland, CA 94607
Call M-Th 9-5 F 9-3
Free legal services, information, and referrals for Alameda County seniors (60+) focusing on Medi-Cal, Medicare, HMO, Social Security, housing, evictions, etc. Also HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) for health insurance or Medicare problems. Call for details (510-839-0393).
Legal Services for Children
1254 Market St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
Advice, referral, and advocacy for those under 18. Limited representation outside of San Francisco.
Mental Health Advocates
1801 Adeline, Room 211, Oakland, CA 94607
510 835 5010
Call M-F 9-5
Free representation for mentally disabled adults at Social Security hearings and welfare-related fair hearings. Assistance obtaining Medi-Cal & food stamps.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market St., Suite 370, San Francisco, CA 94102
Call M-F 9-5
Legal resource center, with primary commitment to the rights and safety of lesbians and their families, services those discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
Protection & Advocacy for Individuals Rights Program
[people with disabilities]
433 Hegenberger, Suite 220, Oakland, CA 94621
Free legal assistance to people with disabilities; focus on employment law, housing, health insurance, etc.
333 Valencia St., Suite 251, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-864-4722 (24-hour crisis line);
English and Spanish
Free referrals for abused teens/women to low-cost/sliding scale attorneys. Also latina & lesbian/bisexual/transgender abuse programs, restraining order clinics (restricted to S.F. residents). Walk-in counseling available.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESOURCES
Legal Aid and Community Programs
Bet Tzedek: Justice For All
Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
Inner City Law Center
(employment, housing, homelessness prevention)
Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center
213-482-1800 ext. 300
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
Neighborhood Legal Services
(administrative law, bankruptcy, consumer law, family law, immigration law, worker's rights)
Public Counsel Law Center
(veterans, immigration, children, bankruptcy, government benefits)
Community Legal Services Lawyer Referral Services
Community Legal Services
(Norwalk/Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Downey, Paramoun, Cerritos)
Community Legal Service
(Compton/Cudahy, Holidale, Lynwood, Huntington Park, Maywood, Walnut Park, Willowbrook, South Gate)
310-603-8411 & Helpline 310-603-8181
Legal Aid Foundation of East Los Angeles
(La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier, Montebello, Los Nietos, Vernon)
Community Lawyers Inc.
Los Angeles Network of Care
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVIDERS
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center
California Academy of Mediation Professionals
Center for Civic Mediation
Center for Conflict Resolution
City of Norwalk Dispute Resolution Program
Inland Valleys Justice Center
Korean American Coalition 4.29 Center
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Dispute Resolution Program
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs
The Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution
INSURANCE FOR NON-PROFITS
California Nonprofits Insurance Services
Bob Oldenburg: email@example.com
Anderson Shea Art Appraisals
Alissa J. Anderson
P.O. Box 3064
Santa Barbara, California
Specialty: Fine Art, Paintings and Drawings
Allrich Fine Art Services
Consulting & Appraisals
236 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
Michelle J Angerman & Associates
902 South Ogden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Roth Fine Art Appraisals
Andrea Roth Ph.D.
P.O. Box 545
Lafayette, CA 94549
Stuart H. Salsbury Appraisal Services
Fine Art, Antiques, and Gemological Appraisal Services
Also available to serve as an expert witness and consultations.
7308 Pacific View Drive
Los Angles, CA 90068
SCF Arts Brokerage
Company specializes in management of business transactions involving the purchase and sale of works of art. The firm mediates between buyers and sellers, documents and vets all involved parties and their respective claims, and negotiates the agreements, contracts and other legal instruments required by the transaction. The firm also provides a wide range of escrow services.
Jacqueline Silverman & Associates, Inc.
619 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: Contemporary/antiques/painting/sculpture/photography/ personal property
Danielle Wohl Fine Art
Palo Alto, CA
Google Art & Culture
Google Arts & Culture features content from over 1,000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. Explore stories from around the world, stories of the day, featured projects, and virtual tours. Search through Google Art & Culture Experiments; Objects in Focus; the Artlist, and much more.