Santa Barbara Legal Resources


Although our office specializes in personal injury, we like to provide our Santa Barbara community with information regarding free legal resources available.

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County

Services provided:
LEGAL AID MAIN OFFICES (Santa Barbara, Lompoc & Santa Maria)

Legal assistance is provided free to low-income people and senior citizens in the following areas of law:

Domestic Violence
Elder Abuse
Unlawful Detainer (Eviction)
Guardianship & Conservatorship (of the person only)
Housing & Homelessness
Immigration Assistance for Victims of Crimes (U-Visa)

Location and Contact Information:
Santa Barbara Main Office
301 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-963-6754, Fax: 805-963-6756

Monday–Thursday: 9:30am to noon, and 1:30–4:00pm
Friday: by appointment

Santa Barbara Legal Resource Center

The Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County is staffed by a California licensed attorney, and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance is offered in the completion of legal and court documents for various civil matters and infractions, and in properly presenting your case to the court.

General Civil
Small Claims Court
Collecting a Judgment
Unlawful Detainer
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders & Responses
Civil Anti-Harassment Restraining Orders & Responses
Name Changes

Location and Contact Information:
Santa Barbara Legal Resource Center
McMahon Law Library, Santa Barbara County Superior Court
1100 Anacapa Street, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-568-3303

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9am to noon, 1:00pm–4pm
Thursday: 9am to noon and 1:30–3:30pm

Project Outreach

Volunteer lawyers provide “advice only” outreach for civil (not criminal) matters at various community centers. Clients are seen on a “first-come, first served” basis, so please arrive before 4pm to sign up. Doors close promptly at 4pm. Please call the community center ahead of time to ensure an attorney will be present. The current hours of operation and locations are:

Tuesdays, 4–6pm:
Franklin Neighborhood Center
1136 E. Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesdays, 4-6 (FAMILY LAW ONLY)
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Ave. (Conference Room)

Thursdays, 4–6pm:
Westside Community Center
423 W. Victoria Street