California Legal & Dispute Resolution Referral Resources

This directory provides resources for tenants affected by secondhand smoke who need help resolving a dispute with their landlord or another tenant. Users can select from four types of resources:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Programs: For a nominal fee, an ADR program can arrange mediation sessions between disputing parties, during which all have the opportunity to state their side of the issue with the goal of reaching a mutually satisfying resolution. A trained mediator facilitates the process.
  • Housing and Tenant Rights Advocacy Organizations: These local organizations offer a range of services to help resolve housing-related issues. Services are provided primarily for low-income tenants at no or low cost, and may include services such as mediation and making phone calls and writing letters on the client’s behalf. These agencies tend to be overwhelmed with requests from renters with eviction disputes and may have limited capacity to advocate in secondhand smoke matters. Individuals may need to have a disability and/or income below a certain amount to qualify for services.
  • Certified Lawyer Referral Services: For a nominal fee, these referral agencies (affiliated with local chapters of the State Bar of California) can arrange a short consultation with an attorney to help determine whether legal action might be warranted. When seeking a referral, an attorney who specializes in landlord/tenant law may be most helpful in resolving disputes involving secondhand smoke exposure.
  • County Tobacco Control Projects: Each county health department has a state-funded Tobacco Control Project, which may be able to refer individuals affected by secondhand smoke to additional resources.

Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County
Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
Lawyer Referral Service of the Long Beach Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the Marin County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the Riverside County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the San Mateo County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the San Mateo County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the Solano County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the South Bay Bar Association ( L.A. County)
Lawyer Referral Service of the Southeast District Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
Lawyers Referral Service of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Legal Aid Society of Anaheim
Legal Aid Society of Compton
Legal Aid Society of Norwalk
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
Legal Grind's Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal Services of Northern California Butte Regional Office
Legal Services of Northern California Shasta Regional Office

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