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California Rural Legal Assistance
CRLA is a non – profit legal service program with a mission to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of the rural poor.

*Serves SB County*
2050 S Broadway # G,
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-4563 
1-800-356-6173 (hotline)
 
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Monday - Friday) 
Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Barbara County
A person needing legal assistance calls the LRS and describes to the intake administrator the nature of his or her problem. The intake staff is trained to determine whether legal or non-legal assistance best suits the needs of the caller. If legal assistance is required, the person is then referred to a lawyer experienced in the necessary field of law for up to a 30 minute initial consultation. If further legal services are needed, a fee arrangement is made directly between the person and the lawyer.
15 W. Carrillo St., 106, 
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
(805) 569-9400
santabarbaralrs@gmail.com
 
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 
(Monday – Friday)
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Free civil legal services are available to low – income families and senior citizens in the following priority areas: unlawful detainer (eviction), advice and negotiation for tenants impacted by Covid-19, fair housing/housing discrimination, domestic violence restraining orders & related services, immigration assistance for victims of crimes, guardianship  and conservatorship, mortgage foreclosure prevention for homeowners, consumer protection, plus free community legal education presentations to the general public. Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) utilizes volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono services.
Santa Barbara Office: 
301 E. Cañon Perdido St. 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 
(805) 963-6754 
(805) 963-6756 (Fax) 
Phone Hours:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – Noon;
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Office/In-Person:
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Santa Maria Office: 
301 S. Miller St. #116 
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-9909
(805) 347-4494 (Fax)

Si tiene preguntas, llame a
nuestra oficina se habla español.
 
Phone Hours:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
1:30 PM - 4: 00 PM

Office/In-Person:
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
 
Lompoc Office: 
604 E. Ocean Ave. 
Suite B
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-6582
(805) 740-2273 (Fax)

Si tiene preguntas, llame
a nuestra oficina se
habla español.
Phone Hours:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
1:30 PM - 4: 00 PM

Office/In-Person:
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
 
Legal Resource Center (LRC) of Santa Barbara
Local self-service legal resources center, staffed by a California licensed attorney and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance is offered in the completion of legal and court documents for various civil matters and infractions, and in properly presenting your case to the court.
Santa Barbara County
Superior Court

McMahon Law Library
2nd Floor 
1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 
(805) 568-3303
LRCHelp@lafsbc.org
 

Phone Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Office In-Person Hours:
Monday – Friday:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
By Appointment Only:*
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
*In person hours subject to change.

Closed Weekends: 
Saturday & Sunday

 
Call in advance to hear
in-person hours

Santa Barbara County Superior Court
Santa Maria Law Library
312 East Cook Street 
Santa Maria, CA, 93456
(805) 568-3303
LRCHelp@lafsbc.org
 
Phone Hours
Monday – Friday:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM;
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Closed Weekends: 
Saturday & Sunday
 
Santa Barbara Small Claims
Small Claims is a court where you can exercise your rights to resolve a dispute.  Attorneys are not permitted to represent either plaintiffs or defendants (attorneys are allowed in Small Claims appeals).  You do not have to be a United states citizen to file or defend a case in Small Claims Court, but you must be at least 18 years old unless you have a Guardian Ad Litem.  Your claims cannot be more than $10,000 on a claim by a natural person. 
 
ANACAPA DIVISION
CLERK'S OFFICE

1100 Anacapa St.
2nd Floor
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101
(805) 882-4520
 
Monday – Friday:
9:00am – 3:00 pm

*Phone Only*
 
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2022
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