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Legal Clinics Still Providing Services Remotely

By Valerie on June 22, 2020//Leave a comment

Like the Law Library, many legal clinics have closed their physical locations, but they are still providing legal assistance to the people of San Diego County! We have compiled a list of the legal service providers, what assistance they are providing, and how to contact them.

 

Appeals

The Civil Appellate Self- Help Workshop is a joint project of the California Court of Appeal’s Fourth Appellate District, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, the San Diego Law Library, and the San Diego County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section. It applies to individuals who have appealed a case, or are interested in appealing a case, to California’s 4th District Court of Appeals. This program occurs every third Tuesday of each month from 4 pm to 6 pm. To register for the event, call the Legal Aid Society of San Diego at 619-471-2781.

 

Bankruptcy

LASSD Remote Bankruptcy Self-Help Center provides Chapter 7 Bankruptcy counseling, assistance with obtaining and completing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy forms, reference materials, and referrals for further legal assistance or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. To access this remote program, please follow their online instructions.

 

Community Law Project

The Community Law Project provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas for low income and indigent communities throughout San Diego County. Law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas. The Community Law Project specializes in criminal, fair housing, employment, family, access to public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.

 

Individuals can apply for assistance by calling and leaving a message at (619) 780-7498 with your name, phone number, general area of your legal issue, and best time for a return call.

 

Eviction 

Legal Aid Society of San Diego is providing remote access services to individuals who have received a notice to vacate from the Sheriff’s Department and want to do an “Ex Parte Stay of Execution of Judgment/Lockout” to ask the Judge for more time to vacate. Eligible individuals can request assistance by calling (619) 738-9844 and leaving a message.

 

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is providing remote assistance to San Diego County Residents who are seeking or fighting an eviction. Individuals can apply for assistance online or by calling (619) 235-5656 ext. 127.

 

Family Law

The Family Law Facilitators Office is hosting free Divorce Workshops. The workshops will be conducted by telephone or video via Zoom. You can register by using their online registration system. If you have family law issues outside of divorce or guardianship, complete this Google questionnaire, and a staff member will contact you for further assistance.

 

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program has shifted to hosting remote clinics. These clinics provide assistance with custody, parentage, divorce, and support. Individuals can apply for assistance online or by calling (619) 235-5656 ext. 124.

 

Guardianship 

The Family Law Facilitators Office is providing free Guardianship Workshops. The workshops will be conducted by telephone or video via Zoom. You can register by calling (619) 844-2869 and leaving your name, telephone number and email or send an email to FAM.SelfHelp@SDCourt.ca.gov. If you have family law issues outside of divorce or guardianship, complete this Google questionnaire, and a staff member will contact you for further assistance.

 

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is providing free remote assistance to San Diego County Residents who are income eligible who are seeking Probate Guardianship of a Minor, Termination of Guardianship, alternatives to Guardianship, and other Guardianship orders. SDVLP can also assistance individuals who are objecting to a Probate Guardianship of a Minor. Individuals can apply for assistance online or by calling (619) 235-5656 ext. 111.

 

HIV/AIDS Legal Services

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program provides comprehensive legal services to HIV positive individuals who meet certain income requirements. SDVLP does not handle criminal matters or fee-generating cases, such as personal injury actions. Staff and volunteer attorneys provide assistance in a variety of areas, including: public benefits, estate planning, employment discrimination, debtor relief, housing, and other issues affecting access to services. Individuals can apply for assistance by calling (619) 235-5656 ext. 106.

 

Landlord/Tenant

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is providing remote assistance to San Diego County Residents who are seeking assistance with landlords, tenants, or other housing issues. Individuals can apply for assistance online or by calling (619) 235-5656 ext. 127.

 

Restraining Orders

Legal Aid Society of San Diego is providing assistance for individuals filing Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. If you would like information and assistance with filing a restraining order, please call (619) 738-9844 and leave a message for a clinic attorney.

 

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is providing assistance for individuals filing Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. Use their online form or call (619) 235-5656 ext. 118  for assistance in English or  (619) 235-5656 ext. 102 for assistance in Spanish.

 

Small Business/ Nonprofit Support

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is offering eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofit organizations free 45-minute remote consultations with an attorney on legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small Business owners use this online form and Nonprofit organization can use this online form for legal assistance.

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Small Claims Workshop provides assistance with obtaining and completing Small Claims forms, reference materials, and referrals. Individuals can request assistance by calling (619) 961-4371 and leave a message.

 

 

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