Legal Advice and Referral Clinic

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.

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 issues.

Last month, in partnership with UC Hastings, we held our first ever virtual Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. Our second clinic will be held on Friday, December 17th, and Saturday, December 18th. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this legal clinic will be conducted over Zoom.

On Friday, December 17, from 4 – 6 pm, Clients will be able to join the zoom via a computer or can call into the zoom. Once on the Zoom, clients will be placed in virtual breakout rooms and will then either be connected to an attorney at that moment or scheduled for a phone consultation on Saturday morning. Consultations will last 30 minutes.

(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