CCLS employs attorneys, paralegals and support staff to provide free civil legal services.

Consumer

CCLS advises and may be able to provide representation on behalf of individuals with debt collection defense, tax return disputes, estate planning documents, and some employment issues.

Education

CCLS provides general advice on special education and school discipline matters.

Family Law & Immigration

CCLS provides a range of services from advice to court representation for victims of abuse. Priority is given to individuals who need brief services or representation to empower them to break free of the abusive relationship.  
CCLS also assists with naturalization, legal permanent resident card renewals, and U-Visa/VAWA applications.

Health

CCLS assists clients with advice and representation for individuals having trouble accessing health care services and appealing denials of medical service and insurance coverage.  CCLS is also available to answer questions regarding the new health care rules and regulations that apply to private health insurance, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered California plans.  CCLS may be able to provide representation for medical debt matters.

Housing

CCLS helps tenants with representation for administrative hearings on Section 8 voucher terminations.  Additionally, CCLS gives advice and may be able to provide representation for other landlord-tenant matters, such as habitability repair disputes with landlords, leaving a rental unit due to domestic violence, and Unlawful Detainer eviction defense. CCLS does NOT assist with real estate transactions, rent-to-own agreements, or homeownership issues with loans and foreclosures.

Public Benefits

CCLS assists clients with Social Security/SSI adult disability denials, including adult disability cessations and child-to-adult redeterminations and cessations. CCLS also helps individuals receive CalWorks, CalFresh, General Assistance, and In-Home Supportive Services.