Office Address & Phone Numbers
The Natalie Lanam Justice Center
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123 Redwood City, CA 94065
Ph: (650) 558-0915 l Fax: (650) 571-8973
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Closed 12 - 1:00 pm for lunch
M. Stacey Hawver, Stanford Law School 1987
Registered as 501(c)(3) organization in the state of California
25, including 12 attorneys and staff
To help disadvantaged people improve their lives through equal access to justice.
Who Qualifies to Receive Assistance from Legal Aid?
Legal Aid provides free civil legal services that help overcome legal barriers to life's basics. Our clients are vulnerable children, disadvantaged families, frail seniors, domestic violence survivors and persons with disabilities who reside in San Mateo County. Last year we closed nearly 2,500 case and our clients had a median income of less than $14,000. Please contact us at 650-558-0915 for more information.
What Services Does Legal Aid Provide?
Our core services include:
• Help for Domestic Violence Survivors
• Help with Accessing Health Care
• Help for Tenants
• Help with Public Benefits
• Help with Accessing Special Education Services
Advocacy & Education
Legal Aid regularly collaborates with social workers, health practitioners, and insurance officials to address legal issues. We also work closely with community organizations to train and educate on preventive efforts. Our advocacy work has resulted in successfully changing procedures and processes
for the benefit of our clients.
Legal Aid works in partnership with over 30 law firms and corporate counsel in Silicon Valley with 400 volunteers providing thousands of pro bono hours annually, representing clients who would otherwise be without legal representation. Legal Aid provides malpractice insurance, training materials and on-going support for all pro bono volunteers. Legal Aid welcomes attorneys, paralegals, law students and emeritus attorneys who want to make a direct impact on the lives of low-income residents of the San Mateo community by providing meaningful access to justice. Legal Aid's Pro Bono Program is managed by Janet Seldon, Director of Pro Bono, firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 517-8912.
In 1959, a group of lawyers and community leaders recognized an unmet need to help the less fortunate in San Mateo County meet their legal needs so they could access life's basics. Thanks to these visionaries the Legal Aid Society was born. One of the first cases involved a Spanish-speaking maid was not allowed to retrieve her belongings when she resigned. The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County successfully defended her and the client was able to recover her possessions.
Since then, the Legal Aid Society has grown to become one of the most respected public interest law firms in California. A vital voice to marginalized populations of San Mateo County, the organization and individual staff attorneys have received numerous awards for excellence in providing legal services.
Today our work covers five main areas of urgent client need: accessing income support programs, bridging the education gap, fighting for freedom from domestic violence, obtaining health care and preventing homelessness.
- Clients' Rights Advocate Program
- CRISP Collaborative
- Domestic Violence Collaborative
- Health Consumer Center
- HomeSavers Project
- Kids in Crisis Project
- Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources & Education (LIBRE)
- Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
- Safety Net Services
- Senior Advocates Program
- Teen Parent Project
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