Legal Advice Line

LAL_2016Get help through the Legal Advice Line, a free legal hotline available to qualified low-income residents living in the Bay Area. The Legal Advice Line provides counsel and advice in all languages on a range of civil legal issues. Attorneys may give a caller legal advice, schedule eligible clients for an appointment in a neighborhood office, or provide the caller with a helpful referral to other social services organizations, when appropriate.

The Legal Advice Line answers over 1,500 calls each month. If you are calling for legal help, you may have to wait for your call to be answered. Please be patient; our attorneys are working hard to try to answer all of the calls we receive.

Please Note: Bay Area Legal Aid helps people with civil legal problems. We do not provide help with criminal matters. For help with a criminal matter, contact your local Public Defender’s office or bar association.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.

LEGAL ADVICE LINE

For help with a legal problem involving Housing, Public Benefits, or Consumer Law, please call our Legal Advice Line for free legal advice and referrals in all languages.

Call Toll-Free:
 1-800-551-5554 

Legal Advice Line Schedule:
Monday: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: closed
Local Phone Numbers:
Alameda County: (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County West: (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County East: (925) 219-3325
Marin County: (415) 354-6360
Napa County: (707) 320-6348
San Francisco County: (415) 354-6360
San Mateo County: (650) 472-2666
Santa Clara County: (408) 850-7066
California Relay Service

Dial 7-1-1 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit California Relay Service for more information.

County not listed?

Visit www.LawHelpCA.org to find your local legal aid provider.

 

HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER

Please call our Health Consumer Center if you are having problems related to health care access and coverage. Visit the Health Consumer Center page for more information.

1-855-693-7285

Health Consumer Center Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Survivors

Dedicated Legal Advice Line

If you are a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, you will need to be referred to our dedicated line by a local domestic violence or sexual assault agency, police department, or court. You may also contact the numbers listed above for housing, public benefits, consumer rights, or health access issues.

Other Ways to Get Help: