Professional Development and Networking

Central Coast Paralegal Association Membership

California Alliance of Paralegal Associations

UC Santa Barbara | Extension
Professional and Continuing Education

Allan Hancock College Paralegal Program

Cuesta College Paralegal Program

Legal Assistance

San Luis Obispo County organizations offers numerous free and low-cost options for those seeking assistance with legal matters.

The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association provides as a non-profit, public service the Lawyer Referral & Information Service for individuals looking for representation by an attorney. The phone number for the local San Luis Obispo office is: (805) 541-5502.

SLO LAWLINE offers a confidential legal hotline and attorney referral program Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (805) 548-8884.

You may also contact California Rural Legal Assistance, a private, non-profit law firm providing legal assistance throughout California for specific matters including Labor and Employment, Benefits, Education and Housing.  Please call (805) 544-7997 for more information.

For individuals who are representing themselves, the California Judicial Branch offers help at The California Courts Self-Help Center.

Other Legal Resources

SLO County Bar Association

State Bar of California

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court

SLO County Law Library

Help is Available

If you are facing a difficult situation, you don’t have to do so alone. These are just some of the local organizations that can provide support and help with depression, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and some associated legal needs, such as temporary restraining orders.

SLO Hotline (Crisis & Suicide Prevention)

Women’s Shelter San Luis Obispo

RISE (Crisis Intervention & Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence)