Residents of Santa Barbara County have access to local self service legal resources center in addition to what information is provided in this web site. The Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County is staffed by a California licensed attorney, and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance is offered in the completion of legal and court documents for various civil matters and infractions, and in properly presenting your case to the court.
- Download the Legal Resource Center Brochure.
What services are provided?
This site can only provide you with the MINIMUM forms required for filing the different types of cases in Santa Barbara County. It does NOTprovide information regarding HOW to fill out forms. For that type of information, you must visit the Legal Resource Center or consult with a private attorney.
Written materials are currently provided in English only, but will soon be available in Spanish as well.
All persons will be assisted regardless of income.
The services available to the public include:
- Educational materials, books and videos
There are two computer workstations that are available for use in the Law Library which can be used to access law related web sites and resources on the internet.
Does it cost anything?
The LRC is not funded by the Superior Court. It is operated by the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your donations are essential to ensure that we are able to provide high-quality legal services. A minimum $10 donation will be requested.
Where is the Center located?
IN SANTA BARBARA:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
IN SANTA MARIA:
Planned reopening date May 6, 2014
Tues, Thurs and Fri 9-12 and 1-4
Wednesday and Thursday
planned closure 5/21-5/22
The Legal Resource Center at the Santa Barbara Superior Court will be closed on Wednesday 5/21/14 and Thursday 5/22/14 (but open on Friday 5/23/14). Sorry for any inconvenience.
Would you like to volunteer? To see how you can help, please contact the Legal Resource Center Coordinator at: Email: LRChelp@lafsbc.org