The State Bar provides pamphlets to help you find and hire an attorney or access legal aid, how to work with and avoid problems with attorneys, and what to do if you encounter problems.
Legal Resources for Immigrants
If you are seeking legal assistance for citizenship or immigration status, this pamphlet can serve as a starting point to find the legal services you need.
Legal Resources for Veterans and Service Members
If you serve or have served in the military and need legal assistance, this pamphlet can help you navigate the network of organizations and services available to you.
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Legal Assistance Following a Disaster
If you are a victim of a disaster, you may need legal assistance. This pamphlet can help you find the legal aid or disaster relief you need.
What Consumers Should Know Before Hiring an Attorney
This pamphlet provides tips on hiring a lawyer, where to find one, and what should be in your fee agreement.
If You Have a Problem with an Attorney
If you hire an attorney in California, you should expect that they will advise and represent you professionally and act ethically. If this is not the case, this pamphlet can help you address and resolve problems with your attorney.
Client Security Fund
The Client Security Fund reimburses people who have lost money or property because of the dishonest conduct of an attorney. This pamphlet explains who can apply and how.
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Avoiding Notario Fraud by Nonattorneys
If you want advice about immigration, take care when dealing with immigration consultants or those who call themselves notarios.
How Seniors Can Avoid Legal Fraud
Senior citizens may be uniquely vulnerable to legal fraud. Find out what you should consider when working with an attorney.
These pamphlets are designed to be downloaded and self-printed on standard letter- or legal-sized paper.