Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino improves the lives of those in need, in San Bernardino County and surrounding communities, by providing counseling, education, and legal services, regardless of ability to pay.
San Bernardino Office
715 N. Arrowhead Ave. #113
San Bernardino, CA
(800) 677-4257 or (909) 884-8615
Inland Counties Legal Services
Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS targets services to seniors in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Services include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before the administrative law and civil courts. Legal assistance is provided in areas including housing, family, consumer/civil, public benefits, elder abuse, citizenship clinics, bankruptcies (selected), healthcare access, and domestic violence.
Mediation and Arbitration in Riverside and San Bernardino CA counties
When you’re involved in a difficult legal dispute but don’t want to have to go to court, California Arbitration & Mediation Services in Inland Empire, CA, may be able to help.
We’re a fully recognized mediation and arbitration service that approaches every case with great attention to detail. Collectively, C.A.M.S. panelists have more than 100 years of experience working with a wide range of clients and disputes. Each Independent Panelist is fully insured and is dedicated to providing the highest quality Dispute Resolution services.
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help pay bills and expenses that result from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
CalVCB Helpline: 1-800-777-9229 (Phone) | 1-866-902-8669 (Fax)
For victim assistance in your area, find your local Victim Witness Assistance Center.
- WomensLaw.org has state-by-state information about laws including protective and restraining orders and child custody laws.
- Legal Services Corporation is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
- VINE allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device.
- National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women assists battered women charged with crimes and members of their defense teams such as defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses.
- Ask a volunteer legal services provider (attorneys who offer free legal services to low-income individuals) or a local advocacy group about actions against your partner for behaviors like criminal assault, aggravated assault, harassment, stalking, or interfering with child custody.
There are various resources for Non US-Citizens
- The Immigrant Legal Resource Center and WomensLaw.org offer information about your rights as an immigrant. Further information about resources available to non-U.S. citizens can be found here.
- The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) states that people without citizenship status who are experiencing domestic violence and are married to abusers who are U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents may qualify to self-petition for legal status. Learn more about USCIS guidelines concerning VAWA.
- Victims of certain crimes including domestic abuse and trafficking may be eligible for specific visas based on certain eligibility requirements.
- Legal actions to escape abuse can come with their own risks of immigration consequences depending on the findings of the judge who presides over your petition. A specialized immigration attorney should always be your first point of contact for immigration questions and concerns.