Resources Legal Assistance


Legal Aid of Marin

Provides civil legal services to low-income and senior residents of Marin, including tenant rights, debtor rights, and worker rights.

30 North San Pedro Rd., Suite 250
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 492 0230

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Bay Area Legal Aid

Assists with benefits applications and housing issues for low-income members of communities across the seven Bay Area counties. Limited services available for family law and domestic violence matters.

1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510 663 4755

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Family and Children’s Law Center

High quality, low cost legal advice and representation in family law matters from domestic violence, divorce, paternity, child custody & visitation, child support, spousal support, step-parent adoption, and guardianship, using a sliding scale fee arrangement ($0-125 based on income).

30 North San Pedro Rd., Suite 245
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 492 9230

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Department of Child Support Services – Marin County

Responsible for establishing and enforcing orders for child support.

77 Rowland Way
Novato CA 94945
866 901 3212

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Marin County Law Library

The Marin County Law Library serves the public by providing access to legal information resources through a variety of media, research assistance, and technologies needed to give practical expression to the law, while maintaining a flexible and supportive presence that fosters the ends of community service and social justice.

20 N. San Pedro Rd Ste. 2007
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 472 3733

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Fair Housing of Marin

Provides education seminars to housing providers and tenants, housing counseling, investigation, referral, mediation and legal help for individuals facing housing discrimination based on race, religion, gender, national origin, families with children, disability, age, marital status, and sexual orientation. FHOM offers foreclosure counseling and assistance with loan modifications.

1314 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A
San Rafael, CA 94901
415 457 5025

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Canal Alliance

Immigration legal services, including requests for temporary and permanent residency, petitions for asylum and applications for U.S. citizenship removal (deportation) defense, family petitions, employment authorization, TPS, special programs, immigration assistance for battered immigrants, and community education ("know your rights") information. Sliding scale low income fees or no fee charged.

91 Larkspur Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415 454 2640

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Whistlestop

Services and transportation for seniors and the disabled. Whistlestop promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities in Marin County. Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center provides delicious meals, educational classes, multicultural gatherings and helpful information and referral services.

Whistlestop also provides special needs transportation services through Marin Access, a partnership of Whistlestop, Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit.

930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415 456 9062

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SF Marin Food Bank

Every day the Food Bank distributes enough food for 107,000 meals — that’s more than 46 million pounds this year. Their mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, a job that’s only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.

75 Digital Drive
Novato, 94949
415 883 1302

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Jewish Children and Family Services

Forty programs, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and much more.

600 5th Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415 491 7960

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Marin Family Action

Advocates for affordable housing, prevention of foreclosures, and assists clients with financial education workshops and credit repair

P.O. Box 4442
San Rafael, CA 94903
239 267 0663

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Consumer Protection Unit – Marin County

Responsible for handling a broad spectrum of consumer and environmental protection activities. The Unit’s focus is to protect the public, prosecute violators, and prevent future violations of law through enforcement, mediation, referral, and outreach.

3501 Civic Center Drive, Rm 130
San Rafael 94903
415 499 6540

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