Community-based mediation program.
Community Boards: Mediation services
Bay Area Counties Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
Community Boards provides mediation services for conflicts that arise between family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, employers, business partners, vendors, customers, and others. The mediation could be used in place of a legal process or it could just be to help people have difficult conversations. Community Boards will not mediate disputes where there is violence, threats, or a restraining order involved.
Community-based legal provider focused on East Palo Alto.
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto: Legal Services
Bay Area Counties Served: San Mateo
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides services to low-income residents of East Palo Alto and the surrounding community (San Mateo County), in the areas of immigration, housing, worker’s rights, consumer, re-entry and small business. Record cleaning clinics and free live scan events are held most months.
Organization dedicated to supporting those affected by intimate partner violence.
Bar Association with some public-serving programs.
Contra Costa County Bar Association: Lawyer Referral Service
Bay Area Counties Served: Contra Costa
This is the Bar Association’s intake line that connects callers to private lawyers. Private attorney referrals are usually most applicable for low-income populations when there is no non-profit help available, or for cases where there might be funds recovered to pay an attorney (personal injury, a lawsuit against someone to recover funds for some kind of damage, SSI/SSDI, insurance cases, etc.).
Restraining order collaborative.
Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic: Restraining Order Clinic
Bay Area Counties Served: San Francisco
The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC) is the primary referral for clients in need of domestic violence restraining orders in SF. They have frequent clinics and assist clients with their paperwork and representation in court. CROC encourages clients with questions about restraining orders (even those who are unsure if they need or want a restraining order) to call and meet with the staff to discuss options.
DRC does impact litigation, policy, and direct services on behalf of disabled Californians.
Disability Rights California: Legal Services
Bay Area Counties Served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus
Disability Rights California provides advice on issues affecting people with disabilities.
Dolores Street provides community organizing, housing, worker’s rights, legal services and other supports.
Non-profit serving kids in dependency court in Alameda County.
East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) provides legal services to low-income residents of the East Bay, with some services limited to Alameda County residents.