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Get Help Through the Legal Advice Line

The Legal Advice Line helps eligible central valley residents and seniors age 60 and over with legal issues. We offer civil legal advice in housing, benefits, senior issues, family law, and consumer issues. We have the ability to serve the community in any language. Callers will be screened for eligibility and be either advised, transferred to a substantive team or referred to other social service agencies.

Legal Advice Line (LAL) receives approximately 4,000 calls per month. LAL is available from 9 am to 12 pm and 1pm to 2:30 pm. LAL asks for your patience while you wait on line, someone will answer your call as soon as they can. If you cannot wait please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. When we return your call it will appear as 1-800-675-8001 make sure to answer your phone and have your voicemail set up.

Note: The Legal Advice Line only helps in civil cases. Please reach out to your local Public Defender’s office or bar association for help with criminal cases.

For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

For help with a legal problem involving Housing, Public Benefits, or Consumer Law, please call our Legal Advice Line for free legal advice and referrals in all languages.

Call Toll-Free

Monday9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tuesday9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wednesday9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Thursday9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Friday9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please call our Health Consumer Center if you are having problems related to health care access and coverage. Visit the Health Consumer Center page for more information.

Call Toll-Free

Monday8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday8:30 am – 5:00 pm

If you feel ill, please stay home. Do not come to any Central California Legal Services office location. Follow CDC guidelines, take care of yourself, and notify CCLS if you have been in our offices and test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days from your visit.

CDC Guidelines

CA Department of Health Guidelines

Fresno County COVID Page

Tulare County COVID Page

Merced County COVID Page

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