Legal Services

Asian Law Alliance
(408) 287-9710

Provides consultation and legal representation on a free or low-cost basis, with a focus on making legal services accessible to Asian/Pacific and low-income people. Services provided in various Asian languages in the areas of housing, public benefits, immigration and deportation defense, domestic violence/victims of violent crimes, and civil rights. 

Bay Area Legal Aid
Office (408) 283-3700
Legal Advice Line (800) 551-5554
Provides legal advice and representation for housing, public benefits, consumer law, and health care access. Clients are low-income individuals and families.

Elevate Community Center
(408) 357-9538
Offers free and low-cost legal services to small businesses and low-income individuals in the areas of criminal record related services, small business-related services, domestic violence and family law, and housing.  

Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center
(408) 288-7030

Santa Clara University law students, under the supervision of supervising attorneys, provide pro bono advice and representation for workers’ rights, consumer rights, and immigration rights.

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
(408) 280-2424
Legal services for housing, children and youth (legal advocates for children and youth), health access for people who identify as living with mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or HIV. Provides free legal help for healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County.

Palo Alto Area Bar Association
(650) 326-8322
Provides referrals to local attorneys and offers a free drop-in legal clinic to the Palo Alto community. Association members also participate in the Lawyers in the Library program. 

Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley
(408) 998-5298

Specializes in pro bono cases in family law, domestic violence, and consumer law.

Project Sentinel
(800) 339-6043
Provides housing solutions and community mediation. Palo Alto residents experiencing a dispute between landlords and tenants should directly contact the Palo Alto Mediation Program (650) 856-4062. Services are free and confidential. 

Senior Adults Legal Assistance
(408) 295-5991
Provides a range of free legal assistance to Santa Clara County seniors (60 years or older). Areas of expertise include (not limited to) elder abuse, public benefits, housing, skilled nursing/assisted living and alternatives to institutionalization, advance health care directives, and consumer/finance.

Stanford Community Law Clinic
(650) 725-9200
Stanford law students, under the supervision of the clinic instructors, represent clients in housing, social security disability, and criminal record expungement matters. 

Step Forward Foundation
(408) 915-8698

Provides free legal consultations, advice. assistance, and in some cases pro-bono legal representation for immigration, family and employment law.