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Referrals for Pro Bono Services

Introduction

The USD Legal Research Center Reference Department provides reference assistance but cannot provide legal advice to patrons. Reference assistance includes helping patrons locate materials in the LRC, explaining how legal materials are organized, and suggesting sources for further research.  The Reference Department cannot interpret the meaning of a case or statute, counsel on the selection of legal forms, or otherwise give legal advice in any manner. 

If you think you need assistance beyond that which the Reference Department is able to provide, you should contact an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the following pro bono services may provide legal services at a reduced fee or for free. 

Find Pro Bono Services in the San Diego Area

Programs Contact Hours of Operation

Legal Aid Society of San Diego – Main Office
110 South Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

Phone: (877) LEGAL-AID or (877) 534-2524

Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Legal Aid Society of San Diego - Midtown San Diego
1764 San Diego Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (877) LEGAL-AID or (877) 534-2524 Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Legal Aid Society of San Diego - North County
216 South Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (877) LEGAL-AID or (877) 534-2524 Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Legal Aid Society of San Diego - CCHEA
(Consumer Center for Health, Education, and Advocacy)

110 South Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Phone: (877) SDHEALTH or (877) 734-3258 Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP)
707 Broadway, Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 235-5656
Email: info@sdvlp.org
Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Elder Law & Advocacy Senior Citizens Legal Services
5151 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: (858) 565-1392
Fax: (858) 565-1394
Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
University of San Diego School of Law Legal Clinics
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-7470 Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

 

University of San Diego School of Law - Legal Clinics

The University of San Diego School of Law provides free legal assistance to lower income individuals through its USD Legal Clinics service. USD Legal Clinics offer assistance in the following areas of law:

USD Clinic Will Consider: USD Clinic Will Not Consider:
  • Consumer Problems
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Relief 
  • Education: suspensions and expulsions
  • Entrepreneurship: Incorporation (No litigation)
  • Environmental Law 
  • Immigration
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Name Change 
  • Small Claims Issues/Appeals
  • Special Education
  • Tax (Federal)  No tax preparation
  • Tax (State of CA) No tax preparation
  • Wage Claims (against employers)
  • Adoption
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections after Small Claims
  • Conservatorship
  • Constitutional Rights Issues
  • Construction Defect
  • Criminal Issues
  • Discrimination (race, sex, religion, etc.)
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)
  • Family Law
  • Federal Cases
  • Lemon Law (Cars)
  • Malpractice: Legal or Medical
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury 
  • SSI Appeals
  • Welfare/AFDC/Food Stamps/General Relief

 

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Phone: (619) 260-4612

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