Legal Services for Children

Contact Information

Name: Legal Services for Children
Address: 1254 Market St., San Francisco, CA - 94102
Phone: (415) 863-3762
Fax: (415) 863-7708

Service Information

If you are under age 21 and live in Northern California, LSC can do a free legal screening with you and advise you about your legal options. If you qualify for SIJS, DACA, T Visa, or U Visa (lawful immigration relief options) and live in San Francisco county, we may be able to represent you in your case for free. We offer services in English and Spanish, and can access translators for some other languages. Call our Warmline at (415) 863-3762 to learn what legal options are available for you.

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Wed: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Thurs: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday closed
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

Mission Statement: All children should be raised in a safe, stable and nurturing environment with equal access to meaningful education and other services that are necessary to thrive and grow. Our youth deserve positive alternatives to unnecessary placement in foster care, juvenile justice facilities, and immigration detention.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is legal aid?

Legal aid is free or low-cost legal advice and assistance given to those who cannot afford the services of an attorney.

2. Who is eligible for legal aid?

The eligibility requirements for legal aid vary depending on the country or state, but generally, those who have limited income and cannot afford the services of a lawyer are eligible for legal aid.

3. How can I apply for legal aid?

To apply for legal aid, you can either visit your local legal aid office or access their website to fill out an application form. You will be required to provide information on your income and assets, as well as the legal issue you need assistance with.

4. What types of legal issues are covered by legal aid?

Legal aid covers a wide range of legal issues, including family law, criminal law, employment law, housing, consumer law, and immigration law.

5. Can I choose my lawyer with legal aid?

In some cases, you may be able to choose your lawyer with legal aid. However, in most cases, the lawyer assigned to you by legal aid will depend on their availability and expertise in the area of law your case involves.

6. How much does legal aid cost?

Legal aid is either free or offered at a reduced cost, depending on your income and assets.

7. What documents do I need to provide for legal aid?

When applying for legal aid, you will need to provide proof of your income and assets, such as bank statements, tax returns, and proof of benefits.

8. Is legal aid available for international cases?

Legal aid is only available for cases that fall within the jurisdiction of the country or state offering legal aid services.

9. Can I appeal a decision made by legal aid?

If you are not satisfied with the decision made by legal aid, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This may involve filling out an appeal form or attending a hearing.

10. How can I find a legal aid office in my area?

You can find a legal aid office in your area by searching online or contacting your local bar association.