Legal Assistance: Free or Low-Cost Services


Ask the Law Librarian @ Solano County 

“Lawyer @ 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
Brief legal advice and referral

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

1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687
1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) for details
Consult calendar for schedule or call.
Brief legal advice and referral

 

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 or (707) 649-1615
Assists domestic violence victims and human trafficking/torture survivors.
Spanish-speaking services available.

LIFT3 Support Group
604 Empire Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
(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) 784-7634;
After-Hours Crises Line: (707) 425-1867 
Serves victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and sexual assault.

Solano Legal Access Center
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):
(707) 207-7348
Restraining order assistance daily

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) 561-7931
Neutral Evaluation (HENCE): (707) 207-7440

 

Assorted Law

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

 

Civil Law/Small Claims

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 bene-fits, education. Spanish speaking services are available. 

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
(415) 442-6647
Deals with unemployment insurance benefits, wage claims, harassment and discrimination.

Workers' Rights Clinic
(415) 864-8208
Wed. evenings 6-7:30 pm
Telephone 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. by appt. only: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(415) 864-8848

 

Family Law/Senior Assistance

Solano Legal Access Center
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.
(707) 207-7348
Assists with divorce, child/spousal support, child custody, and guardianship of minor.

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) 644-8909 or (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 April 2014