Updates on San Diego Area Legal Services

By Valerie on May 11, 2020//Leave a comment

Although all in-person legal clinics in San Diego County have been suspended, that does not mean there is not legal assistance available. To help you identify what services are available, here is a partial list of the services being offered by our local local pro-bono legal services providers.

  • The San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program is offering legal assistance via the telephone for the following services:
    • Family Law
    • Restraining Order Clinic (including Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, & Civil Harassment)
      • Call English: (619) 235-5656, Ext. 118
      • Call Spanish: (619) 235-5656, Ext. 102
      • Online Application
    • Guardianship of a Minor
    • Small Business/ Non-Profit Support
    • Education Law Services  for Foster Youth
      • Call (619) 235-5656, Ext. 123
    • HIV/AIDS Law
      • Call (619) 235-5656, Ext. 106
    • Landlord/Tenant
      • Call (619) 235-5656, Ext. 127
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
    • Bankruptcy
      • Call 1-877-534-2524 for remote assistance
    • Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop
      • Call (619) 471-2781 to register for the online workshop
    • Civil Harassment/ Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
      • Call (619) 738-9844
    • Debt Collection Lawsuit
      • Call 1-877-534-2524 for remote assistance
    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
      • Call (619) 738-9844
    • Eviction Defense: assistance only for those that have received notice to vacate from sheriff and want to complete an Ex Parte Stay of Execution of Judgment/ Lockout
      • Call (619) 788-9844
      • More information here
    • Name & Gender Marker Change Clinic
      • Call (619) 738-9844
      • More information here
    • Restraining Order (includes Domestic Violence, Civil Harassment, and Elder Abuse)
  • Community Legal Project: providing assistance with legal emergencies. Please allow 1-2 business days for response.


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