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Solano County Law Library
The Law Library is a public library providing books and other material to assist people researching legal questions. The library's collection of over 25,000 volumes includes basic legal sources as well as specialized resources that support specific types of law, such as civil law and family law. Staff can assist members of the legal community an lay persons in using these materials during open hours.

Solano County Family Law Facilitator
Hall of Justice
600 Union Ave. 2nd Floor,
Fairfield, CA 94533
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:15am-3:00pm
(707) 207-7348

Legal Services of Northern California
1810 Capitol St.,
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-0054 / (800) 270-7252
For low income individuals; civil law only: housing, landlord-tenant, public benefits, health benefits, education, senior assistance. Bilingual services are available.

Referral Service
Solano County Bar Association
P.O. Box 3524,
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-0127
$45 for matching client with attorney plus 1/2 hour consultation referal service.

Solano County Small Claims Advisor
General Information: (707) 207-7335
Direct consultation line: (707) 207-7336
Accessible on the following days:
M 8am-12pm and 1-4pm; T-Th 8:30-12:30pm

Dispute Resolution Service
Solano County Bar Association
P.O. Box 3524,
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 422-5087
Mediation for consumer and small claims, neighbor conflicts, insurance claims, personal injury, business disputes, property damage, landlord-tenant, fee arbitration.

SafeQuest Solano
(707) 421-6881
Services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence

Equal Rights Advocate Advice and Counseling Hotline
Hotline (415) 621-0505; 1-800-839-4ERA
Telephone counseling on gender discrimination and sexual harassment; Hours change during year, call and leave a message.

Workers Rights Clinic
(415) 864-8208
Wed. evenings 6-7:30pm
Telephone clinic for low-income, unemployed, or soon-to-be unemployed. Deals with employment issues, discrimination, FMLA, and domestic violence

Women’s Employment Rights Clinic
(415) 442-6647
Deals with unemployment insurance benefits, wage claims, harassment, discrimination, etc.

Senior Legal Hotline
(800) 222-1753
Legal assistance on any topic for Californians age 60 and over. Bilingual.
M-F 9-12 & 1-4. Open Thurs till 7 pm

SCBA Sections

General Information

The official website for public access to the California courts.
Sponsored by the Judicial Council of California, this bilingual site features forms which can be printed or completed online.

findlaw.com
Popular website providing comprehensive legal resources on the internet, including statutory and case law, news articles, and much more.

freeadvice.com
Comprehensive, balanced, easy-to-understand legal content prepared by attorneys and designed to help users find answers to questions and solutions to legal problems.

LexisNexis Communities.
This site has been recently cited by the American Bar Association, the Yale Law Library and the Virginia Bar Association. Join the more than 30,000 legal professional members who access FREE up-to-date content and resources across multiple practice and professional areas in the LexisNexis Communities.

Nolo Press, California’s premier legal self-help publisher.
This site offers a wealth of articles and information about their publications.

Guardianship

AARP
Provides information for grandparents, including grandparents raising grandchildren, grandparents with visitation problems, and step-grandparents.

California Courts Self-Help Center
Provides self-help information about probate court guardianships, as well as forms and instructions.

gu.org
This policy-oriented website also offers much information about kinship care, state and federal law, and support groups.

grandsplace.org
Website offers legal references, online message boards, and links to related resources.

lsc-sf.org
Provides free legal and social work services and representation for children and youth under 18 years old in the bay area.

prisonerswithchildren.org/
Contains information for grandparents and other relative caregivers and their advocates; includes a statewide resource list as well as resources for northern, central and southern California.

seniorlegalhotline.org
Senior Legal Hotline provides free legal advice and brief services by telephone to California residents 60 years of age and older who have questions regarding custody or visitation of grandchildren.Legal Research

aallnet.org
Access to “Locating the Law, “ a guide to doing legal research.

virtualchase.com
Sponsored by a law firm, this site offers articles, guides, teaching materials, an alert service, and Internet research strategies and resources. Open to anyone, free of charge, but geared towards experienced researchers.

Legal Services

lawhelpca.org
Helping Californians find legal aid referrals & self-help resources.

calegaladvocates.org/
Official website for the Legal Aid Association of California.

dca.ca.gov
California Tenants "A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities"

abanet.org
American Bar Association: includes lawyer referral and information services.

calbar.org
Official website of the California State Bar includes background information on all attorneys licensed in the state, formal attorney complaint procedure, and other information.

martindale.com
Online access to Martindale-Hubbell’s Lawyer Locator service, with information on over a million attorneys and law firms.

lawguru.com
Contains a great deal of information, and includes the option of submitting a question to an attorney for a response.

Government Agencies

publiclawlibrary.org
By the Council of California County Law Librarians

ca.gov
Official web site for the state of California containing many useful links.

usa.gov
Federal Government made easy.