Legal Advice

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.

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.

Legal Research 101

Finding legal information can be tough if you don’t know where to go. From kids to car accidents, 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.


Avoiding a Trial
Becoming an Attorney
Car accidents
Crime Victims
Dealing with an Arrest
Family, Kids and Parenting
Divorce and Custody Issues
Domestic Violence
Kids and the Law
When Kids Turn 18
Do I need a will?
Immigration Consultants (Notarios)
Tenga Precaución con los Notarios (Spanish language pamphlet)
Jury Duty
Personal Finance
Credit problems and debt
Protecting yourself from loan scams
Landlord-Tenant Problems
Your Rights on the Job
Seniors and Legal Issues
Seniors and the Law
Elder Abuse
Do I need estate planning?
Drafting a Will
Will Form
Should I create a trust?
Veterans and Military Member resources

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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