Legal Advice and Referral Clinic

JDC holds free legal clinics on one or two Saturdays a month. 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 next steps, and get referrals to further help.


LARC is a walk-in clinic that usually occurs on the second Saturday of each month at our downtown San Francisco location (UC Hastings).

At these clinics, low-income clients are able to receive legal advice and/or referrals from experienced attorneys in various areas of the law. LARC is staffed in part by volunteers who primarily conduct client intakes to determine in what area(s) of law people want advice. The clients are then able to sit with our experienced volunteer attorneys, and receive advice and/or referrals based on their issue.

(415) 989-1616

If you have general questions about coming to a free legal clinic, please call.

We are always looking for experienced attorneys to give 10-15 minute client consultations in the following areas of law: Bankruptcy, Business/Contracts, Civil, Collection Defense, Criminal, Employment/Labor, Family, General Consumer, Immigration, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, SSI, Workers Comp, and other Miscellaneous Areas. We provide a brief orientation to new volunteers at the start of each clinic, but rely on the expertise of the volunteers to give the substantive consultations.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email probono@sfbar.org.

Upcoming Clinics at Hastings College of the Law

March 14, 2020 CANCELLED, in light of the March 6, 2020 press release from San Francisco Department of Public Health

April 11, 2020 CANCELLED

May 16, 2020 (likely to be cancelled but please check back here for updates as the date nears).

Doors open: 10:30 a.m.
Doors close: 12:00 p.m.
UC Hastings College of the Law
198 McAllister St, 1st Floor (at Hyde)
Louis B. Mayer Lounge