JDC's Legal Advice and Referral Clinic in Mission

The Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC) is a way for people to find out whether they have a legal issue, get brief advice on issues, learn about the next steps, and get referrals to further help.

For information in Spanish, please refer to the flyer on this page. Para obtener información en chino y español, consulte los folletos en la página.

Clinic Format
The clinic is held at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco. Clients will receive an in-person or virtual consultation with a volunteer attorney for up to 30 minutes. Spanish interpreters will be provided. Clients are asked to come in-person.

For information in Chinese and Spanish, please refer to the flyers to the right. 有关中文和西班牙文的信息,请参阅右侧的传单。Para obtener información en chino y español, consulte los folletos a la derecha.

Women who receive services at the Women’s Building and their families are the priority for this clinic. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, tenants associations, or similar groups are not eligible. The clinic is by appointment only. For an appointment call: (415) 431-1180. 

The Women’s Building receives a high volume of calls. To ensure that you can get an appointment, they prefer that you go in-person to sign up.

When: The clinic occurs every fourth Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Upcoming Clinics Dates
Tuesday, May 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Areas of Law: The clinic provides consultations in the following areas of law:

  • Family
  • Immigration

PLEASE NOTE: This clinic sometimes covers housing law. Please call The Women’s Building to check if it’s being offered this month.

How it Works
To get a free consultation, you must call the Women’s Building at (415) 431-1180 prior to the clinic you wish to attend. The deadline to schedule an appointment is the Friday prior to the clinic date.

During the call, a staff person will interview you to complete an intake form and schedule your appointment. You may request an interpreter for your appointment. If you are unable to call in to schedule your appointment, you may email: resourceroom@womensbuilding.org to request an appointment. 

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be screened at the front door by a staff person and directed to a meeting room, where you will meet the volunteer attorney who will provide you a limited scope agreement. The agreement will be explained, reviewed and you will be asked to sign it before the consultation begins.   

Upon request and based upon availability, an interpreter will be provided for your consultation.

Gather and organize, in date order, your documents related to your legal needs before your clinic date.