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Legal Resource
Center

Promotes awareness and knowledge on all areas of law.

Our mission is to educate the SF State community on their legal rights, helping empower them when confronted with stressful legal issues. Our on-site attorney is well versed in California law and meets with students and staff for low-fee consultations.

The expected outcomes for students who seek counseling from the Legal Resource Center: Straightforward answers to basic legal questions, no advice just information, referrals to pro-bono/ low fee Bay Area legal aid, an opportunity to meet with an expert attorney for $10.00, a full legal library and informative legal brochures and pamphlets, and a kind, supportive staff of students who research client’s issues.

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SF State offers two courses that work with our office.

These classes educate students on important areas of law and allow them to gain experience in a Legal Office. Each course is worth 3 units. COUN 630 and COUN 631 will count as credit towards the completion of a CJ major/minor as well as a COUN minor. Students who join the Legal Resource Center can expect to learn the following: how to conduct intakes when interviewing clients, conduct legal research, legal resources available in the Bay Area, how to get into law school, basic knowledge on various areas of California Law, and how to research civil codes/laws in California. The counseling classes can also serve as a stepping-stone into potential employment with the LRC.

FAQs

What services does the Legal Resource Center provide?

The A.S. Legal Resource Center (LRC) is an on-campus referral agency dedicated to developing and organizing legal resources and information for the SF State community. While the LRC does not provide legal advice, we do educate and empower students by providing them with current and accurate information regarding their rights when confronted with legal troubles ranging from landlord/tenant issues to credit problems to traffic infractions.

What areas of Law can we help with?

We can assist with almost all of areas of California Law, except for Criminal Law (Referrals for a Criminal Law attorney are available).

Can only SF State students and staff utilize our resources?

Yes, this is reserved for SF State staff, faculty, and students. Part of your tuition pays for our services.

What are the Legal Resource Center office hours?

The hours are generally 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. However, modifications may happen and our new hours will be posted on our office door every semester and on our organization Facebook.

How much does our attorney appointment cost?

$10.00 for a 30 minute consultation.

What days can I meet with the attorney?

The attorney provides consultations strictly on Fridays during the hours of 10:00a-1:30p, in 30 minute increments. Please check with the LRC at M113-A to see when the following consultation day is, as the availability of Fridays vary.

Can I make an appointment online or over the phone?

No. Come by our office and be interviewed by a staff member prior to setting up the appointment.

How do I make an appointment with the attorney?

You have to come during our office hours and do an intake where we find a little more about your case for us to provide to the attorney and set you up with an appointment. You need $10.00 exact change cash.

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The Legal Resource Center has various resources that promote awareness and knowledge on all areas of law.

Location

Mezzanine Level of the
Cesar Chavez Student Center, M-133A

Hours

Monday
10:00a to 5:00p

Tue – Thurs
11:00a to 5:00p

Friday
10:00a to 3:00p

Phone

(415) 338-1140 or (415) 338-1595

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