Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation

1212 4th St. #I, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 546-2924

 


EVERYONE NEEDS

LEGAL SERVICES SOMETIME

 

The Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation provides:

 

Modest Means Legal Services - Affordable sliding-scale legal services for residents of Sonoma County who qualify by income level. Areas of law include family and juvenile law, debt collection, bankruptcy, housing issues, misdemeanor criminal and traffic law, employment, and wills, probate, and guardianships. Attorneys work through the Foundation to provide legal services at a reduced fee. This program is certified by the State Bar of California as Lawyer Referral Service #0109.

 

Public Education - Workshops on consumer law are provided twice monthly by local attorneys. The Foundation provides printed information about legal resources to the general public, maintains a resource library for consumers, and arranges for attorney speakers and workshops in cooperation with other community programs. It publishes a Directory of Legal Services, including local, regional, and state programs.

Domestic Violence Services - Consultation to courts and community on training, coordination, and development of services to help victims and reduce violence in the community. The Foundation also participates in the DOVE PROJECT, a countywide domestic violence prevention coalition. Through the DOVE PROJECT, attorneys speak in schools, offer legal information to youth and families, and assist young people with domestic violence issues.

 

Youth Legal Education - The Foundation coordinates the "Attorneys in the Classrooms" program, bringing lawyers into schools to talk about legal issues affecting young people and the legal system in general. Students may follow up with individual questions by contacting the Foundation directly. The Foundation also works with local teen pregnancy, child abuse, and gang prevention efforts.

 

Supervised Visitation Services - Parents and grandparents involved in child custody disputes, who have been Court-ordered to have visits with their children supervised by a third party, can be referred to visitation supervisors. The supervisors are private providers who charge on a sliding scale. The program provides case reports to attorneys and Courts as requested, and referrals to other social services programs.

 

 

 

 

Please return to Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation

1212 Fourth Street #I, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

 

Name_____________________________________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________

 

Telephone_______________________________________________________

 

_____Yes, I want to help the Legal Services Foundation provide community services. Enclosed is my tax-deductible contribution.

 

_____$25 _____$35 _____$50 _____$100 _____Other

 

_____I would like to direct my contribution to:

___Supervised Visitation ___Domestic Violence Education

___Youth Legal Outreach ___Low Fee Services

___Public Education

 

_____Send me more information about your programs

 

_____I cannot contribute at this time, but would like to help in other ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please return to Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation

1212 Fourth Street #I, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

 

Name_____________________________________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________

 

Telephone_______________________________________________________

 

_____Yes, I want to help the Legal Services Foundation provide community services. Enclosed is my tax-deductible contribution.

 

_____$25 _____$35 _____$50 _____$100 _____Other

 

_____I would like to direct my contribution to:

___Supervised Visitation ___Domestic Violence Education

___Youth Legal Outreach ___Low Fee Services

___Public Education

 

_____Send me more information about your programs

 

_____I cannot contribute at this time, but would like to help in other ways.

 

 

The Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation SCLSF provides:

 

Modest Means Legal Services - Sliding-scale legal services for income-qualifying residents of Sonoma County. Attorneys work through SCLSF to provide legal services at a reduced fee. Legal areas include family and juvenile law, debt collection, bankruptcy, housing issues, misdemeanor criminal and traffic law, employment, and wills and probate. This program is certified by the State Bar of California as a Lawyer Referral Service. Funding comes from donations, client fees, State Bar Foundation, City of Santa Rosa, and Sonoma County Community Foundation.

 

Public Education - Workshops on consumer law are provided twice monthly by local attorneys. SCLSF provides printed information about legal resources to the general public, maintains a resource library for consumers, and arranges for attorney speakers and workshops in cooperation with other community programs. Funding comes from fees and donations.

 

Domestic Violence Services - Consultation to courts, public agencies, and community on policy, training, and development of services to help victims and reduce violence in the community. SCLSF has contracted with the Sonoma County Courts. The Foundation also participates in the DOVE PROJECT, a countywide domestic violence prevention project funded by the Department of Health Services. Through the DOVE PROJECT, attorneys speak in schools, offer legal information to youth and families, and assist young people with domestic violence issues.

 

Youth Legal Education - SCLSF coordinates the "Attorneys in the Classrooms" program, bringing lawyers into schools to talk about legal issues affecting young people and the legal system in general. Students may follow up with individual questions by contacting SCLSF directly. SCLSF also works with local teen pregnancy, child abuse, and gang prevention efforts has has contracts with the Sonoma County Office of Education. Funding also comes from donations, Sonoma County Community Foundation, and Hewlett Packard.

 

Supervised Visitation Services - Parents in child custody disputes, who have been Court-ordered to have visits with their children supervised by a third party, are referred to visitation supervisors. The supervisors are private providers who charge parents on a sliding scale. The program provides case management, reports to attorneys and Courts as requested, and referrals to social services. Funding comes from the Sonoma County Human Services Commission, Furth Foundation, and fees and donations.

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