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ConsumersLegal help can be hard to find. How do you check out an attorney you want to hire? Where’s the best place to find free or low-cost legal help? Our tips will help you find the help you need.


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Problems With an Attorney

When your relationship with an attorney turns sour, where do you turn? Find out how to get funds back if you lost money because of an attorney's unethical conduct, resolve a problem without going to court and how to file a complaint against a lawyer.

attorney complaint graphic What happens after an attorney complaint is filed?
Our interactive guide shows the step-by-step process of what happens after you file a complaint against an attorney with the State Bar of California.

Legal Research 101

Finding legal information can be tough if you don’t know where to go. From kids to how to draft a will, our useful legal guides offer tips, phone numbers and links to other information available on the web. Our guides are a good start in solving your legal problems.


Family, kids and parenting
Kids and the law
When kids turn 18
Do I need a will?
Immigration issues
Immigration consultants (Notarios)
Have a complaint about an immigration attorney?
Tenga Precaución con los Notarios (Spanish language pamphlet)
Personal finance
Protecting yourself from loan modification scams
Seniors and the Law
Seniors and legal issues
Seniors and the Law
Do I need estate planning?
Do I need a will?
Free will form
Should I create a trust?
Resources for veterans and members of the military

Legal information on the web

The State Bar of California has compiled links to useful websites that can help you with bankruptcy, housing, health care, government and military benefits.

Civil Rights
Criminal Justice
Estate Planning
Government Benefits
Health Care
Military Veterans
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