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Senior Advocates Program

Human Services

Senior Advocates Program

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Free attorney service for persons age 60 or over, with priority given to minority and low-income persons.


Provides free attorney service to persons age 60 or over, with priority given to disadvantaged and low-income persons. Assists with legal problems in such areas as government benefits (social security, supplemental security income (SSI), Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Sevices (IHSS), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), general assistance (GA), and the food stamp program), health, housing (including landlord/tenant issues) and consumer protection and debt collection. Provides legal assistance to remedy or prevent elder abuse, including emotional, physical and financial abuse. Will send an attorney or legal assistant to homebound persons. Efforts will be made to see a person immediately in an emergency.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 2 blocks.
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123, Redwood City, CA 94065 37.5210911 -122.2584729 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



None for attorney services. Donations welcome.


Senior citizens


Age 60 or over

How to Apply:

Apply by phone for appointment.

Service Wait Estimate:

1-2 weeks. No wait in an emergency.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County