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Santa Barbara Legal Resources

Posted by Denis Zilberberg
Filed in Auto Accident

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
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Unlawful Detainer (Eviction)
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship (of the person only)
  • Foreclosure
  • 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 1:30pm – 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
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders & Responses
  • Civil Anti-Harassment Restraining Orders & Responses
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Collections
  • Name Changes
  • Expungements

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: 9:00am to noon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am to noon and 1:30pm – 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, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Franklin Neighborhood Center
1136 E. Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (FAMILY LAW ONLY)
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Ave. (Conference Room)

Thursdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Westside Community Center
423 W. Victoria Street


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