The Law Center is a volunteer lawyer program which seeks to provide access to justice for people in need. Since 2003, we have responded to the needs of our local community by referring and directing people to resources where they might be able to get help with their legal matter. In addition, we attempt to match local pro bono attorneys with clients who do not qualify for assistance through existing service providers and who cannot afford paid representation. The Law Center operates in cooperation with The Contra Costa Bar Association and its Pro Bono Committee and with other local aid agencies.
Please note that we are not an emergency response organization, nor do we handle criminal matters. If you have a criminal matter, contact your local Public Defender’s Office or Bar Association. Regarding family law matters, we currently only provide referrals to other aid agencies and give suggestions as to how other people with limited means are getting assistance.
For more information on our process/instructions on how to get help from us, click the “Instructions/Process” drop down under the “For the Public” tab above or click the following link: http://thelawcenter.cc/instructionsprocess. While waiting for us to phone or email you back, you are strongly encouraged to continue looking for assistance outside of TLC to protect your rights.