Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Legal Services Referral Listing

Disclaimer: Information printed in the Legal Services Referral Listing is provided voluntarily by the agencies listed. Inclusion of an agency does not imply endorsement of its services, nor does exclusion reflect on any organization's contribution to the community. To add or correct any information, please contact us.

Adoption

Adult Services

  • Sacramento County Senior and Adult Services - external link
    • Responsible for the receipt, investigation and assessment of reports pertaining to abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of elderly and dependent adults.
  • 2-1-1 Sacramento - external link
    • A free, confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Utilizing a comprehensive computerized database of more than 2,400 nonprofit and public agency programs, trained information and referral specialists give personalized attention to each caller.
  • Senior Legal Hotline - external link
    • Free, confidential legal advice by phone on almost any civil issue for Sacramento seniors over age 60 (no income restrictions) and for low income grandparent caregivers of any age. Phone hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Clients may also submit questions by e-mail from the web site.
    • 916-551-2140
    • 1-800-222-1753 (toll free)
  • Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) - external link
    • Legal advocacy hotline. Provides assistance to domestic violence victims. 24 hour crisis line for peer counseling and referrals (no legal information).
  • University of the Pacific & McGeorge School of Law - external link
    • Elder and Health Law Clinic - Clinic students provide legal advice and undertake representation of individuals 60 and older in the greater Sacramento area. Priority cases include nursing home residents' rights, conservatorships and alternatives, family law, social security, Medicare, SSI, health care access, housing, elder abuse, creditor/debtor disputes, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, wills and trusts.
    • Intake Line: 916-340-6080

Child Services

Complaints and Consumer Protection

  • Better Business Bureau - external link
    • Provides company information and files disputes.
  • Department of Consumer Affairs - external link
    • Consumer service representatives can answer consumer and licensee questions in 140 different languages, assist in the filing of complaints, mail helpful publications, and refer callers to the appropriate government or private agency for more assistance.
  • Senior Legal Hotline - external link
    • Free, confidential legal advice by phone on almost any civil issue for Sacramento seniors over age 60 (no income restrictions) and for low income grandparent caregivers of any age. Phone hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Clients may also submit questions by e-mail from the web site.
    • 916-551-2140
    • 1-800-222-1753 (toll free)

Disabilities

Education

Family Law

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order Workshop
    • The Court offers a free workshop on form preparation at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse.
  • Family Law Facilitators Office (Sacramento Superior Court)
    • Assistance with form completion, procedural instructions, service of documents, and referrals for family pro per litigants.
  • Senior Legal Hotline - external link
    • Free, confidential legal advice by phone on almost any civil issue for Sacramento seniors over age 60 (no income restrictions) and for low income grandparent caregivers of any age. Phone hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Clients may also submit questions by e-mail from the web site.
    • 916-551-2140
    • 1-800-222-1753 (toll free)
  • UC Davis Family Protection Clinic (Woodland)
    • Only accepts domestic violence cases.
    • 530-661-4477
    • Web site not available.
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
    • Specializes in estate planning, personal injury, medical malpractice.
    • 1-800-474-1116
    • Web site not available.
  • California HMO Center
    • Provides assistance to Californians to help resolve problems with their HMO, as well as, ensure a more solvent and stable managed health care system.
    • 1-800-400-0815
    • Web site not available.
  • California Health Advocates - external link
    • Assists Medicare beneficiaries and their families in regard to Medicare coverage, supplemental health insurance and long-term care insurance.
  • Senior Legal Hotline - external link
    • Free, confidential legal advice by phone on almost any civil issue for Sacramento seniors over age 60 (no income restrictions) and for low income grandparent caregivers of any age. Phone hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Clients may also submit questions by e-mail from the web site.
    • 916-551-2140
    • 1-800-222-1753 (toll free)

Housing

  • Department of Fair Employment and Housing - external link
    • Protects people in California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate and violence.
  • Human Rights Fair Housing Commission - external link
    • Information to the public regarding landlord/tenant issues.
  • 2-1-1 Sacramento - external link
    • A free, confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Utilizing a comprehensive computerized database of more than 2,400 nonprofit and public agency programs, trained information and referral specialists give personalized attention to each caller.
  • Senior Legal Hotline - external link
    • Free, confidential legal advice by phone on almost any civil issue for Sacramento seniors over age 60 (no income restrictions) and for low income grandparent caregivers of any age. Phone hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Clients may also submit questions by e-mail from the web site.
    • 916-551-2140
    • 1-800-222-1753 (toll free)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - external link
    • Information on rental assistance. FHA Mortgages insurance programs, block grant programs, public housing and resale of HUD homes.

Immigration

  • University of the Pacific & McGeorge School of Law - external link
    • Immigration Law Clinic - Low-income clients are provided legal assistance with immigration matters, including referrals, legal advice, form preparation, other brief assistance; direct representation in adjustment of status and naturalization matters, such as family petitions; NACARA and VAWA applications; citizenship applications.
    • Intake Line: 916-340-6080

Acknowledgements:
The production of the Legal Services Referral Listing was accomplished under the direction of the Community-Focused Court Planning Committee, of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento. The committee wishes to acknowledge and thank Voluntary Legal Services, Community Services Planning Council, and McGeorge School of Law for their contributions in preparing this listing. The committee also wishes to give special recognition to Vicki Jacobs, Manager of Voluntary Legal Services Program, for her continuing support and assistance.

Current information as of March 2009