“There is nothing more important to the stability and welfare of our country than our justice system. Critical to the proper functioning of the judicial system is the public’s confidence in and respect for it. We have the chance to see that the needy are provided with the legal services they need, a goal that I strongly believe is critical to the maintenance of the public’s confidence in and respect for our justice system.”
– Honorable John A. Sutro, Jr., Retired, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission Member

About the Campaign

California Legal Aid Organizations

Ninety-four separate nonprofit organizations are funded by the Justice Gap Fund to provide or support free civil legal services to low-income Californians. Together these programs serve every county in the state, and base their legal work on locally-set priorities. They enlist volunteer attorneys, law students, and social service experts to expand the resources available for the delivery of legal aid, and they leverage their effectiveness by forming broad and creative partnerships with each other, the courts, local, state, and federal governments, community-based organizations, law schools, and law firms to share resources and coordinate service delivery.

Legal aid advocates make sure that otherwise vulnerable Californians are better able to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table, and their families together. These services benefit not only the low-income clients served, but society as a whole. If you need legal assistance, please visit for legal aid referrals by location and legal issue.

Learn more about your local legal aid organizations: