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- Before you call the California public defender's office
Why finding pro bono lawyers in California is difficult
Wrongful termination in California
Clients that lawyers want to avoid
How to check if a lawyer is licensed in California
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer in California
Personal Injury Attorney Arrested After Stealing Millions From Clients
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Legal Aid Foundation Of Los Angeles
LA County Public Defender's Office (For criminal matters only)
Do you take cases on contingency ?
I have a civil rights case!
Unfortunatelly, we do not handle these type of claims.
I just need help filling out legal forms, can you help me?
Many legal forms are free and you can fill them out without hiring an attorney by answering a series of questions. Your answers are used to decide what kind of legal issue you have and what forms you need.
I have a dispute under $10,000 and I need legal assistance, can you help?
I have a traffic ticket!
Our attorneys only handle misdemeanor or felony traffic cases, if you have a minor violation such as a traffic ticket you can find free reference material here.
I have a medical / dental malpractice case!
The California medical malpractice statute of limitations is one to three years (depending upon when the injury was discovered). 1000Attorneys.com does not handle malpractice law. However, you can lodge a complaint about your issue through the Medical Board of California.
Can I sue a county or government agency?
City, county, and state governments can be held liable in lawsuits the same as private citizens; however, the process regarding suing a county or city in California is far different and more complex than suing a person. Unfortunately, we do not handle these type of cases.
Are there any online legal chats available?
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I have been a victim of fraud, how can I report a business?
If you have been a victim of a fraud or scam, you must immediately report your case to the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
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What's a mediation program?
Mediation programs provide an alternative method of resolving complaints without having to go to court. Through the mediation process, the individuals involved in a dispute work out their own solutions with the help of a mediator. The mediator does not enforce a decision on the individuals, but helps guide them in reaching a solution. Since the individuals involved in the dispute play active roles in resolving the dispute, they usually are comfortable and supportive of the solution.
a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA)
Rebecca Ruschell, Associate Director
Alma Robinson (SF), Executive Director
12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA 90025
TEL: (310) 207-0001
Charles Chang, Executive Director
1145 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEL: (213) 250-8190
FAX: (213) 250-8195
Wendy Wright, Director
16501 Ventura Blvd., Suite 606
Encino, CA 91436
TEL: (818) 377-7250
FAX: (818) 784-1836
Danielle Nava or Jose Gutierrez
444 West Ocean Blvd, Suite 940
Long Beach, CA 90802
TEL: (562) 435-8184
FAX: (562) 435-8318
Andrew Culberson, Director
1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEL: (213) 896-6533
Chris Welch, Director
7806 Reseda Blvd.
Reseda, CA 91355
TEL: (818) 705-1090 or
Jessica Ellis, Director
11539 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 500
Hawthorne, CA 90250
TEL: (310) 970-7702
FAX: (310) 675-2300
Veronica Garcia, Supervisor
11929 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
TEL: (562) 929-5603
FAX: (562) 929-5515
Chris Lee, Executive Director
3727 W. 6th St., Suite 515
TEL: (213) 383-4290
500 West Temple Street, Room B96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
TEL: (818) 705-1090 or
Mary Culbert, Director
800 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1140
Los Angeles, CA 90017
TEL: (213) 736-1145
Dispute Resolution Program
200 North Spring Street, 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
1300 S Grand Avenue, Building B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
TEL: (714) 834-7198
FAX: (714) 567-7474
Steven P. Dinkin, President
625 Broadway Street, Suite 1221
San Diego, CA 92101-5419
TEL: (619) 238-2400
FAX: (619) 238-8041
Karen Thompson, Dispute Resolution Project Director
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista, CA 92084
TEL: (760) 726-4900
FAX: (760) 631-0778
Ontario, CA 91761
TEL: (909) 984-2254
TOLL FREE (800) 321-0911
FAX: (909) 460-0274
Consumer Mediation Section
Robin Estes, Supervisor
5720 Ralston Street, Suite 300
Ventura, CA 93003
TEL: (805) 654-3110
FAX: (805) 648-9255
Shinina Butler, Executive Director
555 Airport Way, Suite D
Camarillo, California 93010
TEL: (805) 384-1313,
FAX: (805) 384-1333
4080 Lemon Street, Fourth Floor
Attn: Alternate Dispute Resolution Program
Riverside, CA 92501
TEL: (951) 955-1110
FAX: (951) 955-1105
No one wants to take my case, why?
There is a real cost associated with trying a case. For a lawyer to take a case, the case needs to have the potential to recover more money than the lawyer will have to invest to try the case.
If your case has been repeatedly “released” or “dropped” from another law firm, subsequent attorneys will think twice about taking your case from either a liability perspective or an unreasonable expectation perspective.
A statute of limitations is a law which sets the maximum time you have to initiate legal proceedings from the date of an alleged offense, whether civil or criminal. The length of time the statute allows for a victim to bring legal action against the suspected wrong-doer can vary from one state or jurisdiction to another.
One of the questions you should always ask in a consultation with a firm is, “How strong is my case?” If a firm doesn’t think you have a strong case, they certainly don’t want to add a loss to their record. Lawyers have an interest to protect their own reputations since a strong reputation will draw in more clients, just as a weak reputation will do exactly the opposite.
Lawyers have an ethical duty to not represent clients who may have adverse interests. Conversely, if a lawyer is related (professionally or by blood) to a party in your case, that can also be seen as a conflict of interest.
Say you’ve been injured in a case of medical malpractice. Not all personal injury attorneys specialize in medical malpractice injuries. Oftentimes, you’ll see that personal injury lawyers specialize in a very specific type of injury case, such as car and truck accident cases. Some may only handle product liability cases, and some may only handle oil field injury cases.
A lawyer is never obligated to take your case. Taking on a new client means starting a new working relationship – and relationships are a two-way street. If you’re perceived to be difficult to work with, obnoxious, or abrasive, then they may choose to pass on your case.
California Lawyer Referral Service
1000Attorneys.com is a California Bar Certified Lawyer Referral and Information Service.
This is a public service that helps members of the public to find a competent and pre-screened lawyer and receive general knowledge about common legal issues.
Accessing information via our site is not expensive and there is no charge to get a referral to an attorney or for legal consultations.
Established in 2005, 1000Attorneys.com Lawyer Referral Service is the fastest growing lawyer referral service in California.
Members of the public have turned to the 1000Attorneys.com as a reliable resource for more than 15 years to locate California lawyers and for general knowledge on legal issues.
How the LRS Works
Via the 1000Attorneys.com portal, the public will find a competent California attorney. Lawyer referrals are available in English and Spanish.
Clients are referred to an attorney who is competent to handle the case after having some fundamental knowledge about a case. A free 30 minute consultation with the attorney will be offered to each referred client.
Hundreds of articles on common legal issues, in English and Spanish, can also be obtained by the public via our blog. These pieces of information address a wide variety of legal issues in Southern California.
A LRS representative will contact the client from time to time after receiving a referral, either by phone or mail for quality management purposes, or to obtain basic information about the status of your case.
About our network of lawyers
Lawyers in our network charge fair legal fees. Free, pro bono legal services are not offered by LRS lawyers.
Each LRS attorney has shown that he or she is eligible in a specific field of law practice and has met several requirements of certification.
In just about every field of law practice, and in many different language and location requirements, the LRS can refer clients to an honest and reputable California attorney.
How to find the best lawyer for your legal case:
1. The fastest way to have your legal issue reviewed by one of our attorneys is to send your details online. Your information will go directly to our 24 hour legal department. You will get a reply via email within 15 minutes.
2. You may also inquire about your legal issue via chat where you can get more information related to different areas of law that apply to your case.
3. By calling our lawyer referral hotline 661-310-7999. Our agents are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advise. Due to high call volumes, it's highly recommend that you use option # 1 above.