Legal Assistance: Free or Low-Cost Services

 

 

Representing yourself? Visit the Law Library for information or explore our listing of legal self-help links.

 

 

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.

 

 

“Law Library 2U” Program
Fairfield Civic Center Library
1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
First come, first served.
1st Thursday assistance with filing and responding to civil lawsuits / torts / small claims
3rd Thursday assistance with evictions / tenants’ rights /  neighbor law

Library staff assists customers in locating legal resources.  Staff cannot interpret or give legal advice.

 

 

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 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;
Serves victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and sexual assault.
Spanish-speaking services available.

 

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 evening appointments call 1-866-815-5990 (phone intake only; limited to callers who can't speak during office hours due to work, school or disability).
For low income individuals; civil law only: housing, landlord-tenant, public benefits, health benefits, education. Spanish-speaking and Tagalog-speaking services available. Call to inquire about other language services.

 

Solano County Bar Association—Referral Service
P.O. Box 3524 , Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-0127
Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
$50 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.

 

Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS)
301 Georgia Street, Suite 111, Vallejo, CA 94590
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Call for a consultation (707) 654-8405
Assists with family petition, residence adjustment or TPS, consular processes, pardons, Fiancé visa, request to remove conditions, DACA renewal, U / VAWA visa, FOIA -
criminal background checks, citizenship application, residence card renewal , renewal of work permit, defense of deportation and asylum, preparation of the asylum application, cancellation of deportation, bail hearing, retention of deportation, motions, and appeals.
Services available in Spanish.

 

 

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. Spanish-speaking and Tagalog-speaking services available. Call to inquire about other language services.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Updated March 2020

 

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