Legal Assistance: Free or Low-Cost Services

 

Ask the Law Librarian @ Solano County 

 

“Lawyers @ Your Library” Program
Fairfield Civic Center Library

1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA  94533
Call 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) for details
4th Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m.
First come, first serve. Space allocation varies, but may include up to 30 customers.
Spanish language attorneys may be available.
Register in person or by calling 1-866-572-7587 after 10 a.m. on the day of the program.

 

“Lawyers @ Your Library” Program
John F. Kennedy Library 
505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Call 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) for details
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Space is limited to 24 people.
Register in person or by calling 1-866-572-7587 after 10 a.m. on the day of the program.

 

“Lawyers @ Your Library” Program
Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center

1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687
Call 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) for details
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Free legal advice and referral up to 20 minutes.
Space is very limited. Call first to confirm lawyer will be present.
Register in person or by calling 1-866-572-7587 after 10 a.m. on the day of program.

 

 

Abuse Victims/Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders:

 

Catholic Social Services of Solano County
125 Corporate Place, Ste. A, Vallejo, CA 94590
Mon.-Thu.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m.–1 p.m.);
Fri.: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Call for appointments: (707) 644-8909
Assists domestic violence victims and human trafficking/torture survivors.
Spanish-speaking services available.

 

Family Law Facilitator
Hall of Justice, 600 Union Avenue (2nd Floor),
Fairfield, CA 94533
Mon., Tues., Thu., Fri. 8:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
(Fri. for restraining orders only):
General Information Line: (707) 207-7348
Restraining order assistance daily

 

LIFT3 Support Group (Fairfield/Vallejo)
(707) 398-6865; Crisis line: (707) 425-1867
Assists with domestic violence restraining orders.

 

SafeQuest Solano
(707) 422-7345
Serves victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

Solano County Family Violence Intervention Team (FIT)
Victim Resource Specialist (707) 784-7683
Serves domestic violence victims in Solano's unin-corporated areas.
Spanish-speaking services available. 

 

Solano Family Justice Center
Office of Family Violence Prevention
604 Empire Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; (707) 784-7635;
After-Hours Crises Line: (707) 425-1867 
Serves victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and sexual assault.

 

Vacaville Family Investigative Response Services Team (FIRST)
312 Cernon Street, Ste. D, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 469-6600; Contact: Gloria Diaz
Serves victims of domestic violence, child and elder abuse.
Spanish-speaking services available. 

 

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

 

Solano County Bar Association–Dispute Resolution Service 
PO Box 3524, Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-5087
Mediation for consumer and small claims, neighbor conflicts, insurance claims, personal injury, business disputes, property damage, landlord-tenant, fee arbitration.

 

Solano County Courts Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Mediation: (707) 207-7413
Arbitration: (707) 207-7932
Neutral Evaluation (HENCE): (707) 207-7413

 

 

Assorted Law

 

Legal Services of Northern California
1810 Capitol Street Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-0054 or 1-800-270-7252
Intake hours for appts-Mon.-Fri. 8:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.;
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (no intake on Wed.)
For low income individuals; civil law only: housing, landlord-tenant, public benefits, health benefits, education. Spanish speaking services are available.

 

Solano County Bar Association—Referral Service
P.O. Box 3524 , Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-0127
Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
$45 for matching client with attorney plus 1/2 hour consultation
Methods of payment: Cash or credit card only

 

Solano County Small Claims Advisor 
Direct consultation line: (707) 344-1446
Accessible on the following days:
Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tues. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

Employment Law

 

Equal Rights Advocate Advice and Counseling Hotline
Hotline
Call for hours: (415) 621-0505; 1-800-839-4ERA 
Phone clinic for gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

 

Women’s Employment Rights Clinic
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(415) 442-6647
Deals with unemployment insurance benefits, wage claims, harassment and discrimination.

 

Workers' Rights Clinic
(415) 864-8848
Mon. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (appts. only)
Clinic for low-income, unemployed, or soon-to-be unemployed. Deals with employment issues, discrimination, FMLA, and domestic violence.

 

Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic
Tues. beginning at 6:30 p.m. (appt. only)
(415) 864-8848

 

 

Family Law/Senior Assistance

 

Family Law Facilitator
Hall of Justice, 600 Union Avenue (2nd Floor),
Fairfield, CA 94533
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
(Fri. for restraining orders only):
8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
General Information Line: (707) 207-7348
Assists with divorce, child/spousal support, child custody, and guardianship of minor.

 

Florence Douglas Senior Center
333 Amador Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Ten-minute appts. offered to seniors on the1st Wed. of the month
(707) 643-1044
Assists seniors with housing needs, public benefits, health care issues, and consumer and debt issues.

 

Legal Services of Northern California
1810 Capitol Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-0054 or (800) 270-7252
Intake hours for appts.: Mon.–Fri. 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.;
1 p.m.–3 p.m. (no intake on Wed.)
For low-income individuals; assists seniors, and those with an uncontested divorce. Spanish-speaking services available.

 

 

Immigration/Spanish-Only

 

Catholic Social Services of Solano County
125 Corporate Place, Ste. A, Vallejo, CA 94590
Mon.–Thu.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m.–1 p.m.); Fri.: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Call for appts.: (707) 649-1615
Helps people with/without legal immigration status. Offers referrals, citizenship application assistance, and asylum representation. Spanish-speaking services available. 

 

Jurimex [Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate]
1-800-668-1005
Free 24-hour legal advice in Spanish. (i.e., immigration, family law, etc.) 
Asesoramiento legal gratuito, en español,24 horas por día. Patrocinado por el Consulado General de México.

 

Updated January 2015

 

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