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Phone: (415) 538-3333

Fax: (415) 538-3316

Please note our new address:

1663 Mission Street, Suite 225

San Francisco, CA 94103


We do not provide legal advice via email. 

If you are seeking legal assistance call (415) 538-3333 for an intake.

© 2018 Legal Assistance to the Elderly

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Our services are available to San Francisco residents age sixty and over and San Francisco residents age eighteen through fifty-nine who are disabled.

  • Housing related problems, especially eviction defense, illegal rent increases and habitability

  • Problems obtaining or retaining public benefits (Note: LAE will not assist clients in obtaining benefits based on a disability)

  • Problems resulting from elder abuse

  • Significant problems with creditors

  • Life Planning

  • Health Related Legal Issues

  • Other problems, as staff time and staff expertise permit

  • Any problem involving criminal charges

  • Any problem involving the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Vehicle Code, or arising from a vehicular accident

  • Any problem involving state or federal taxes

  • Any problem arising from a business or commercial venture on the part of the client

  • Any problem for which representation by the private bar is available on a contingent fee basis

  • Any problem involving bankruptcy

  • Respondents in restraining order cases

  • Conservators in conservatorship cases

  • Master tenants seeking to evict sub-tenants

No. All eligible clients are served regardless of income.

No. All services are free.

Yes, we will go to the clients place of residence if necessary.

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