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Phone: 650-558-0915
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123

Redwood City
California 94065
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Geographic areas served: San Mateo County

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County is a private, non-profit law firm created in 1959 to provide free civil legal services to low income residents of San Mateo County who are particularly vulnerable due to age, disability, language, or family violence.

Legal Aid’s mission is to help disadvantaged people improve their lives through equal access to justice.

Legal Aid provides individual representation, community education, systemic advocacy and strategic collaborative approaches to address legal issues and resolve problems in important areas of basic need including health, housing, income and freedom from violence.

Legal Aid is an integral part of San Mateo County’s safety net, collaborating with community agencies, local government, health care providers and many others to provide coordinated services to low-income residents.

Legal Aid leverages its resources by recruiting, training, and supervising nearly 400 pro bono attorneys and legal workers who provide thousands of hours of free legal service each year. As an independent legal service provider, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County is not bound by restrictions imposed by federal legal services funding.

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This is such an amazing organization - one I am very proud to serve. Legal Aid is run by a fantastic team of dedicated attorneys and staff who everyday work to change the lives of clients. The work they do (keeping a person in their home, finding pro bono attorneys to protect a client from further... more »
As a retired attorney, I am always looking for ways to give back to the members of my community. Legal Aid of San Mateo County offers me those opportunities via their Housing Clinics which operate 3 times a week. This schedule allows me to participate in between other activities, and the supervising... more »
I and others at my firm volunteer on domestic violence TRO projects through LASMC from time to time. LASMC consistently provides high-quality training materials and a fantastic support network for those who take on these projects. Any interested attorneys, including (attorney-supervised) summer ... more »
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