Information was collected in February 2019, and will be updated in annually. Please contact FREED with updates, discrepancies, etc. at 530-742-4474 Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.  This directory is not to be considered an endorsement by FREED

Legal Information

LawHelpCA
Website:  www.lawhelpca.org
Service Description: LawHelpCA is California’s official and free legal resource website offering reliable information about common legal issues, written by reputable sources on 16 general topics and over 140 specific subtopics. Searchable by county and topic.

Senior Legal Hotline
Website:  snc.net/slh
Phone:   1 (800) 222-1753 or (916) 551-2140
Address: 515 12th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
Service Description:  California residents who are 60 years or older are eligible to receive free legal advice, written information, refferals, and other brief services in all areas of civil law. Including estate planning, consumer issues, elder abuse, etc.

Sutter County Court/ self help
Website:  http://www.suttercourts.com/
Phone:   530-822-3300
Address:  1175 Civic Center Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95991
The Self-Help Center staff can provide information about your legal rights and obligations, upcoming workshops and other available assistance; however, they cannot provide legal advice. Monday – Friday 8:30-3:30

Western states Pension assistance project
Website:  https://lsnc.net/office/western-states-pension-assistance-project
Phone:   866-413-4911
Email: pensionproject@lsnc.net
Address: 501 12th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
The Western States Pension Assistance Project is a pension counseling project within LSNC (Legal Services of Northern California) that provides services free ofcharge. We serve callers of all ages and income levels who live or have worked in California, Arizona, Nevada or Hawaii. There are no age or income requirements to this project.

Yuba County Court/ Self help
Website: yubacourts.org/self-help
Phone: (530) 740-1850
Address:  215 5th Street, Suite 318, Marysville, CA 95901
Provides free assistance with family law and small claims matters. Offers workshops

Legal Resources

California Indian Legal Services
Website:  www.calindian.org
Phone:   (916) 78-0960 or (800) 829-0284
Address:  117 J Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814
CILS provides low to no-cost legal assistance to low-income individuals and Tribes on a wide variety of issues involving Federal Indian law including Indian Child Welfare, land, student rights, cultural resource protection, housing, public benefits, Indian Wills and probates, unsealing birth records and more. CILS also provides various trainings and outreach opportunities to tribal communities.
CILS may represent, on a fee-for-service basis, persons, tribes, tribal organizations and entities who are over income for free services. CILS’s fee structure is flexible and adjustable depending the client’s available resources and unique circumstances.

California Rural Legal Assistance
Website: http://www.crla.org
Phone:   530-742-5191
Address:  511 D st, Marysville, CA 95901
Lawyer referral service, legal services, landlord/tenant welfare rights. Income based

Legal Services of Northern California
Website: lsnc.net
Phone:   888-354-4474
Address: 517 12th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is a federal, state and local-funded legal services program providing civil representation to low-income clients in 23 counties in Northern California.

Yuba-Sutter Legal Center for Seniors
Website: YSLCS Facebook Page
Phone:   530-742-8289
Address:  725 D. Street, Marysville, CA 95901
The Legal Center provides free legal aid and education to persons 60 and over in Yuba & Sutter counties, with priority given to seniors in the greatest social and economic need. Program priorities are income maintenance, elder abuse, landlord/tenant, alternatives to institutionalization and debtor-creditor issues.Please contact the program directly for information.

Advocacy

California Department of Insurance
Website:  www.insurance.ca.gov
Public Phone Number:   1-800-927-4357
Address: 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA 95814
Service Description:  All of CDI’s functions, including overseeing insurer solvency, licensing agents and brokers, conducting market conduct reviews, resolving consumer complaints, and investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud, are to protect consumers.

Disability rights California
Website:  disabilityrightsca.org
Phone:   1-800-776-5746 or 916-504-5800 (Voice). 1-800-719-5798 (TTY)
Address:  1831 K street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Service Description:  Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for Californians with disabilities.

Ombudsman Services of Northern California (OSNC)
Legal Services of Northern California
 Phone:   (916) 376 – 8910
Address:  3950 Industrial Blvd Suite 500, Sacramento, CA
Service Description:  Ombudsmen services are offered to any resident or family member of a resident of a long-term care facility (Skilled Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) without regard to income. The service promotes qualify of care and quality of life by advocating for residents rights, responding and resolving issues of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, frequently visiting long-term care facilities and providing information and consultation to individuals and facility staff. Ombudsmen also witness advanced health care directives for residents who reside in skilled nursing facilities.

Opening Doors, Inc.
Website:  www.openingdoorsinc.org
Email: info@openingdoorsinc.com
Phone:   (916) 492-2591
Address:  1111 Howe Ave, Ste. 125, Sacramento, CA
The Immigration Legal Services Program is a Board of Immigration Appeals recognized program which allows us to offer immigration legal services for nominal and affordable fees. We specialize in working with victims of crime including victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking, and other violent crimes. Special visas have been established to help free victims from dependency on their perpetrators and to enable them to stay in the US to assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting these crimes.

Public Guardian (Sutter County)
Website:  suttercounty.org/doc/government
Phone: Kiran Phagura @ 530-822-7250
Address: 1965 Liveoak Blvd, Yuba City, CA 95991
The Public Guardian-Conservator conducts the official Sutter County investigation into conservatorship matters. The Public Guardian-Conservator also acts as the legally appointed conservator for persons found by the Superior Courts to be unable to properly care for themselves or their finances or who can’t resist undue influence or fraud.    Hours are Tuesday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Public Guardian (Yuba County )
Website: co.yuba.ca.us/PublicGuardian
Phone: (530) 749-6306
Address: 915 8th St. Ste. 129, Marysville, CA 95901
Under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, the Yuba County Public Guardian/Conservator provides conservatorship services for the elderly and individuals with disabilities within the community. Services provided include, but are not limited to, case management, placement, estate administration, court appearance and reporting responsibilities, management of mental and physical health services and safeguarding real and personal property.