San Diego has a variety of free legal aid resources that can be found with a simple site search for San Diego in Free Legal Aid.
San Diego has three law schools. All three of the law schools operate free law clinics for those in need.
University of San Diego offers clinics for a host of topics:
California Western Law School offers a criminal defense clinic.
Thomas Jefferson Law School offers a veteran's clinic.
San Diego offers legal clinics and free legal support for those who may not have the financial resources to help themselves. The Legal Aid Society of San Diego is the largest resource center.