Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Rating: 4.95 stars   57 reviews


Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123 Redwood City CA 94065 USA


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.


Since our founding hundreds of thousands of vulnerable and low income families have been able to stay in affordable homes and/or overcome food insecurity; children have been able to access health care coverage and medical care; adult, teen and senior survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse have been able to stabilize their lives and live in safety.

Target demographics:

create the community we all want to see and fight social injustcoe for poele living in poverty

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2400 clients in 2015

Geographic areas served:

San Mateo County


legal advice, representation and education

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot say enough good things about the staff at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. They are kind, caring people with hearts of gold. The services they provide to the members of our community fill a need like no other organization in the area. San Mateo County is truly lucky to have a partner in the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

With the few resources available to them, Legal Aid changes lives every day. They are a group of amazing lawyers and support staff who give their all to their low-income clients and are heros in the legal non-profit world.

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