children & families

Legal Self Help Services
www.marincourt.org

Legal Self Help Services provides legal assistance to self-represented litigants and legal information to all. The Center assists individuals to prepare their own legal forms and pleadings. The Center understands the law that applies to litigants' legal issues, knows the civil and court procedural requirements related to their legal matter, and provides training to self-represented litigants on how to present their legal matter at hearing, trial, or mediation. If the client requires legal services other than those available, an appropriate referral is made.

Marin Advocates for Children
www.marinadvocates.org

Marin Advocates for Children has two programs: the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program and the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) program. CASA provides trained volunteer advocates for children in the dependency system and the juvenile and probate courts. CAPC provides training to individuals under the law mandated to report child abuse and neglect. The Council also coordinates the county's Child Death Review Team and convenes community meetings on topics relevant to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.

Marin County Bar Association/Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
www.marinbar.org

The Marin County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is sponsored as a public service for those who need an independent lawyer's advice and can pay a reasonable fee. The Lawyer Referral Service schedules a half-hour consultation for a $35 fee, with an attorney who is qualified in those areas necessary to meet your specific legal needs.

Family Works
www.familyworks.org

This agency includes a center for supervised visitation, supervised custody exchanges, as well as offers parenting classes, and counseling on a sliding scale.

Marin County Department of Child Support Services
www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/FS/Main

The Department of Child Support Services is a free service which can assist you with the establishment and enforcement child support orders.

public benefits

Bay Area Legal Aid
www.baylegal.org

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal assistance for low income persons in Social Security, General Assistance, CalWORKs, Food Stamps, CAPI, Medi-Cal, and Medicare appeals. Counsel and advice in family law and housing matters is also available by calling the Legal Advice Line (LAL) at 415-354-6340.

housing

Legal Aid of Marin
www.legalaidmarin.org

Legal Aid of Marin provides civil legal services to low income and senior residents of Marin, especially in regards to tenant rights, debtor rights, and worker rights.

Fair Housing of Marin
www.fairhousingmarin.com

Fair Housing of Marin provides literature and answers to fair housing questions, hosts seminars on fair housing laws and practices, and educates owners on how to keep from breaking the law. Fair Housing of Marin also explains what individuals can do in cases of housing discrimination based on race, religion, gender, national origin, families with children, disability, age, marital status, and sexual orientation. Fair Housing of Marin ensures equal housing opportunity and educates the community on the value of diversity. Services are free of charge and provided in Spanish.

immigration

Canal Alliance
www.canalalliance.org

The Canal Alliance provides immigration legal services, including temporary and permanent residency, asylum, citizenship, removal (deportation) defense, family petitions, employment authorization, TPS, special programs, immigration assistance for battered immigrants, and knowyour- rights community education. Services are provided for a low fee or at no cost. Free case management for low-income families is also provided.

employment law

Legal Aid of Marin
www.legalaidmarin.org

Legal Aid of Marin provides civil legal services to low income and senior residents of Marin, especially in regards to tenant rights, debtor rights, and worker rights.

financial & tax information

Earn It, Keep It, Save It

www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org/


other legal resources



Legal Self Help Services
www.marincourt.org

Legal Self Help Services provides legal assistance to self-represented litigants and legal information to all. The Center assists individuals to prepare their own legal forms and pleadings. The Center understands the law that applies to litigants' legal issues, knows the civil and court procedural requirements related to their legal matter, and provides training to self-represented litigants on how to present their legal matter at hearing, trial, or mediation. If the client requires legal services other than those available, an appropriate referral is made.

Marin County District Attorney Consumer Protection Unit
www.co.marin.ca.us/da

The Marin County District Attorney Consumer Protection Unit provides free information on consumer rights; referrals, as needed, to outside law enforcement-regulatory agencies for investigation of violations of California law; and civil or criminal prosecution of individuals or organizations if warranted. The Consumer Protection Unit also provides mediation of all consumer and business related disputes. No fee for the services.

California Courts Self-Help Center
www.courtinfo.ca.gov

This Web site helps you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.

Law Help California
www.lawhelpcalifornia.org

This Web site provides low-income Californians with easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information.

Marin County Superior Court
www.marincourt.org

This Web Site provides access to the Marin County Superior Court Calendar, Court Department information, filing fees, local Court rules and a variety of other resources.

Marin County District Attorney
www.co.marin.ca.us/da/

The Marin County District Attorney's Web Site provides an opportunity to become acquainted with your District Attorney, the staff, the programs offered and the community services they provide.

Marin County Public Defender
www.co.marin.ca.us/pd/

The Marin County Public Defender's Web Site provides an opportunity to become acquainted with the Public Defender, the programs offered and the services they provide.

Marin County Sheriff's Department
www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/SO/main

The Marin County Sherriff provides a variety of Law Enforcement services to the citizens of Marin County. The website includes a useful search engine for the Marin County Sheriff's Booking Log.

Marin.org
www.marin.org

A Web site listing the contact information and services of many Marin-based organizations and businesses.