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Legal Aid

 When the Legal Aid Clinic was able to work with me, I felt hopeful that I could live a better life.

~ Sara

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Services That Empower Individuals

The YMCA’s Legal Aid Clinic serves a diverse array of clients and civil cases, ranging from custody to domestic violence, among other legal matters. Our comprehensive range of legal services is designed to positively impact and empower members of our community. Originally founded at the Redlands YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association), our Legal Aid Clinic has been serving the needs of our community for many years. Following the merger between the YWCA and YMCA of the East Valley, the Y proudly continued the Legal Aid Clinic’s legacy and has been able to serve hundreds of clients each year ever since.

Families and individuals assisted with affordable legal aid. Our commitment to helping those in need of legal aid is unwavering, and we are always striving to improve and expand our services to meet the growing needs of our community.

The YMCA of the East Valley Legal Aid Clinic has been offering guidance and advice to the public since 1974, along with affordable document preparation and court filing services. As a community-funded initiative, we are able to provide low-cost legal assistance to everyone.

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LOW-COST CLINIC

For consultations at the YMCA’s Legal Aid Clinic, a fee of $30 is charged, and an additional fee may apply for document preparation. Unlike other legal clinics, we do not receive any financial assistance from the federal or state government. Instead, we rely solely on contributions from the community to sustain our operations and offer affordable services to all.

Services available by Appointment Only.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this a free clinic?

No. There is an initial $30 consult fee. There is an additional consult fee charge for clients that need revisions or additional help after agreed-upon services or documents.

Unlike other clinics, the YMCA’s Legal Aid Clinic receives no federal or state support. Our clinic is funded by donations from the community so that we can continue to provide low-cost services all.

Will you represent me in court?

We regret to inform you that our esteemed Legal Aid staff, while highly knowledgeable and experienced, will not be able to offer court representation services. Nevertheless, we offer a diverse range of other legal services that are specifically tailored to provide invaluable assistance to you and bolster your legal case in every conceivable manner.

Can your refer me?

The following is a brief list of local organizations that are helpful in areas of law we currently aren’t assisting with:

  • ProSe Legal Service (909) 497-1349 (Wills & Trusts/Deeds/Immigration/Corporations, LLCS & LPS/Probate/Notary Services)
  • Option House (909) 359-2367 (Domestic Violence/Emergency Shelter/Outreach Programs)
  • Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (909) 984-2254 (fair housing services, landlord/tenant and mobile home mediation, housing counseling, alternative dispute resolution, and senior services.)
  • Inland Counties Legal Services (888) 245-4257 (Intake Line)  (800) 977-4257 (Senior Line) (Elder Law/Expungement/Housing/Health Law/Public Benefits/Small Business Clinic/Immigration/Tax Payer Assistance & Bankruptcy)

LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDED

FAMILY LAW

PATERNITY CUSTODY

BASIC CIVIL

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

GUARDIANSHIPS

LEGAL SEPARATIONS

PATERNITY SUPPORT

DIVORCE

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