• Legal Services of Northern California - Auburn Office
    Auburn, Placer
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Legal Services of Northern California provides consultations, in-person or by telephone, on legal issues. LSNC serves Nevada and Placer counties. Not all services are available in both counties.

LSNC provides free legal assistance to low-income people who meet eligibility requirements. Services range from referrals to representation, depending upon the client's needs, LSNC priorities, and resources available.

LSNC provides counsel, advice, and representation to low-income individuals and seniors involving:
  • Welfare
  • Housing
  • Social security
  • Medi-Cal/Medicare
  • Civil rights/discrimination
  • Disability rights
  • Consumer rights
  • Debt and credit issues
  • Simple estate planning
  • Elder abuse
NOTE: LSNC does NOT take divorce/family law cases, criminal, conservatorship, or small claims cases.

Eligibility criteria - Must meet LSNC income guidelines. Annual income must be no more than 125% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines. Some people over 125% but under 200% FPL may qualify for services, if other factors are considered. There are no income requirements for seniors (age 60 +) who live in Nevada or Placer counties.

LSNC has offices in Auburn and Nevada City
Phone and fax numbers are the same for both offices and are routed through Auburn. Since the Auburn office is closed on Fridays, there is no way to reach the Nevada City office by phone on Fridays even though that office location is open.
Auburn Office
190 Reamer St., Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530-823-7560
Toll free: 800-660-6107
Fax: 530-823-7601
Auburn intake days and hours
(it is recommended that people call to confirm days and hours)
Days: Mon-Thu (office closed for intake on Fri but open for other business)
Hours: 9am-12pm and 1:15pm-4pm
Nevada City Office
204 Providence Mine Rd., Suite 111, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-823-7560
Toll free: 800-660-6107
Fax: 530-823-7601
Nevada City intake days and hours
(it is recommended that people call to confirm days and hours)
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri (office closed Thu)
Hours: 9am-12pm and 1:15pm-4pm

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) can help address many legal issues that arise after a natural disaster. Specific areas of help are: government assistance/disaster related benefits; replacement prescriptions or medical equipment; housing and renter rights; job/employment impacts; mortgage lender disaster questions; legal requirements during rebuilding; other disaster related expenses; replace legal documents lost in disaster.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, find information about legal rights and resources here:

This is a Ready to Grow (R2G) resource. Ready to Grow is a First 5 Nevada County program to connect children 0-5 with services and information that support their well-being. Organizations with programs that have this R2G tag may have additional programs of interest to families.