This list includes non-profit agencies, which provide legal, mediation and referral services at low or no cost. Also listed are self-help internet sites. This list is not comprehensive. The Court is not responsible for the type of service you receive from the listed agencies.
3232 South Higuera, Suite 101D, SLO, CA 93401
☎: (805) 543-5140Office Hours: Appointment Only
Services: Available to eligible SLO County residents. Must be income eligible to receive assistance with:
-Housing: Landlord/Tenant, Unlawful Detainer (Eviction), Fair Housing/Discrimination, Habitability, Accessibility/Reasonable Accomodations, Foreclosure Prevention, Advice for those impacted by COVID-19
Must be age eligible (60+) to receive assistance with:
-Planning for Incapacity: Durable Powers of Attorney for finances, Advance Health Care Directives, Simple Wills
Cost: Free (donations appreciated)
1880 Santa Barbara Ave., SLO, CA 93401
☎: (805) 544-7994
Mon - Thur | 9AM - 12PM & 1PM - 5PM
Friday | 1PM - 5PM
Tenant's Rights Workshop: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 9AM to 12PM.
Services: Assis in civil law cases, including housing, labor and employment, education and civil rights. Does not assist with family law, ciminal law or debt collection.
Cost: Free for low-income individuals
Building 3, Room 107
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
☎: (877) 318-6772Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Mon - Th | 9AM - 5PM & Fri | 9AM - 1PM
Services: The Clinic represents low-income taxpayers involved in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and provides education and outreach services on the rights and responsibilities of taxpayers. Eligible clients may receive free legal services such as representation in Tax Court cases, negotiating payment and settlement options with the IRS, help with audits, filing identity theft affidavits, and prevention of levies. Services are confidential, and available in English and Spanish.
51 Zaca Ln, Ste. 150, SLO, CA 93401
1030 Vine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446
555 S. 13th St., Ste. B, Grover Beach, CA 93433
☎: (805) 781-6400
24hr Crisis & Info: (805) 545-8888
Hours: Mon - Fri | 9AM - 5:30PM
Services: Serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The legal program assists survivors or intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The legal program assists to obtain domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders. All services are confidential and available in Spanish.
☎: (805) 541-5502
Hours: Mon - Thurs | 9AM - 1PM
*No Walk-Ins*Services: When appropriate, provide a referral to an LRIS attorney in any of the following areas of law: Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business, Collection, Criminal Defense, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, General Civil Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Property. Assist with other resources including referrals to local county agencies when applicable.
Cost: $50.00 LRIS administrative fee if referred to an attorney. Attorney's regular fee will apply following the initial appointment.
901 Park St., Paso Robles, CA
☎: (805) 706-3608
Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:30AM - 4PM
Services: Mediate child custody issues between parties in family law cases to reach a parenting plan agreement. Separate appointments are avilable if there is domestic violence.
☎: (805) 781-5856 (Press Option 3)
*Leave phone number, case number & email for return message**No Walk-Ins*Services: Help complete small claims forms, instructions on new changes including e-filing cases, serving evidence, and remote appearance hearing on Zoom. Answer procedural questions and give referrals.
285 South St, Ste. J, SLO, CA 9340
☎: (805) 549-0442
Hours: Mon - Fri | 9AM - 4PM
Services: Offer mediation and conflict-coaching services to resolve small claims and community, landlord/tenant, and neighbor issues, with specialized programs for family conflict including older/caregiver issues and free Parent Teen Mediation services.
Cost: Free or Low Cost
☎: (805) 548-8884
Scheduling: Mon - Thurs | 9AM - 3PM
Consultation: Tues | 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Services: When appropriate, San Luis Obispo College of Law interns, under the guidance of a supervising attorney, may provide legal information at no charge to individuals who are unable to afford an attorney. Program staff also include referrals to legal assistance programs in SLO County. Telephone consultations are by appointment only.
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