San Jose and the surrounding area are home to numerous opportunities for free and discounted legal aid.
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
The Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County (LAS), founded in 1960, is a non-profit organization that provides services for low-income persons. LAS works to make sure that their clients have equal access to the justice system.
LAS offers services in legal areas including Family Law, Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant Rights, Special Education, Immigration and Naturalization, and Conflicts Projects.
For more information, go to www.legalaidsociety.org/
Pro Bono Project
Founded in 1986, the Pro Bono Project represents clients of limited means get improved access to the justice system. The Pro Bono Project is staffed by over 300 experienced lawyers, all willing to work for no pay, in areas such as family law, domestic violence, consumer law, and federal practice.
To learn more, visit www.probonoproject.org/
Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center
A part of Santa Clara University Law School, the Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center provides pro bono assistance for cases involving workers’ rights, consumer rights, and immigration rights.
The Center aims to bring about social change by working with legislators and committees, as well as raise awareness in the community about the issues which they specialize in.
For more information, or to get in contact with the center, visit law.scu.edu/kgaclc/