Internet Sites for Self-HelpSelf-Help resources
• California Courts Self-Help Center:
• California Child Support Guideline Calculator:
• Judicial Council Forms:
• Do-It-Yourself Online Form Preparation Programs
Stand StrongProvides counseling, shelter and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children.
Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services: The legal program assists survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking in obtaining restraining orders, divorces, orders regarding support, custody, visitation and more. For emergency shelter, please call (805) 781-6400. For counseling, please call (805) 473-6507.
RISEServing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
51 Zaca Ln, Ste. 100, SLO, CA 93401
1030 Vine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446
855-886-RISE(7473) toll-free, 24-hr crisis line
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services: Serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Assistance with obtaining temporary restraining orders, counseling and shelter services, advocacy and accompaniment. All services are confidential and available
Small Claims AdvisoryFree assistance with your small claims matter.
1050 Monterey St, Rm 223, SLO, CA 93408
(805) 781-5856 – Press Option 3
Phone and Walk-In Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm.
Services: Help complete small claims forms, answer procedural questions and give referrals.
*Click on Advisory Link
SLO County Law LibraryLegal research and guides
1050 Monterey St. Room 125, SLO, CA 93408
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm
Services: Reference materials available, Nolo Press publications, copier, and computer with internet access.
Family Law FacilitatorFree assistance with family law matters.
(805) 706-3604 Recorded Information
Phone: (805) 706-3617
1035 Palm St. 3rd Floor Atrium, SLO, CA
901 Park St. Paso Robles, CA
In-person clinic and In-person workshops currently closed. Online Workshops: Start or Respond to Family Law Case and Obtain Child Support, Custody and Visitation Orders.
View our regular schedule and closed dates at:
Services: Assist in divorce, legal separation, nullity, paternity, restraining orders, guardianship and name change cases. Help obtain and modify child support, custody and visitation orders.
Mailing Address: 901 Park St. Paso Robles, CA
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Services: Mediate child custody issues between parties in family law cases to reach a parenting plan agreement. Separate appointments are available if there is domestic violence.
Creative MediationMediation and Dispute Resolution Service
285 South St, Ste. J, SLO, CA 93401
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Services: Offer mediation and conflict-coaching services to resolve small claims and community, landlord/tenant, and neighbor issues, with specialized programs for family conflict including and older adult/caregiver issues and free Parent Teen Mediation services.
Cost: Free or Low Cost
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) CRLA provides free legal service to those living in our service area.
175 Santa Rosa Street, SLO, CA 93405
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm, Fri 1pm to 5pm.
Tenants’ Rights Workshop: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Services: Assist in civil law cases, including housing, labor and employment, education and civil rights. Does not assist with family law, criminal law or debt collection.
Cost: Free for low-income individuals
Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy ClinicFree assistance via live video conferencing with a pro bono bankruptcy attorney.
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Hours: Friday, 10am – 12pm
Phone: (805) 242-3104
211 - SLO County Free 24-hour information and referrals to community resources.
P.O. Box 14309, SLO, CA 93406
2-1-1 or (805) 549-8989 or (800) 549-8989
Services: 24-hour info and referrals to community
San Luis Obispo Bar Association Lawyer Referal ServiceReferrals to local attorneys.
Phone Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am – 1pm
Services: When appropriate, provide a referral to an LRIS attorney in any of the following areas of law: Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business, Collection, Criminal Defense, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, (including Limited Scope) General Civil Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Malpractice, Personal Injury, Real Property. Assist with other resources including referrals to local county agencies when applicable.
Cost: $50.00 LRIS administrative fee if referred to an attorney. Attorney’s regular fee will apply following the initial appointment.
Online request may be submitted at: http://slobarlris.org
Scheduling Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am – 3pm
Consultation Hours: Tues 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Services: When appropriate, San Luis Obispo College of Law interns, under
the guidance of a supervising attorney, may provide legal information and advice at no charge to individuals who are unable to afford an attorney. Program staff also provides referrals to legal assistance programs in SLO County. The telephone consultations are by appointment only.
3592 Broad Street, Ste. 104, SLO, CA 93401
Phone Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
Services: Assist in immigration and housing cases
Cost: Sliding Scale
Cal Poly Low Income Tax Payer ClinicTax Dispute Representation
Building 3, Room 107
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
Phone (877) 318-6772
Hours: Mon – Th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*closed during campus holidays and breaks
Services: The Clinic represents low-income taxpayers involved in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and provides education and outreach services on the rights and responsibilities of taxpayers. Eligible clients may
receive free legal services such as representation in Tax Court cases, negotiating payment and settlement options with the IRS, help with audits, filing of identity theft affidavits, and prevention of levies. Services are confidential and in English and Spanish.
More information and applications may be found at: