April 24, 2014
Resources

Books and Pamphlets

The Department of Consumer Affairs has many helpful brochures and handbooks online. Visit them at http://www.dca.ca.gov/consumer/index.shtml

Nolo Press also has several self-help books and instruction manuals. Visit them at http://www.nolo.com/

Attorney Services

San Mateo County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
(650) 369-4149
333 Bradford Street Second Floor, Redwood City, CA
Palo Alto Area Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (Southern San Mateo County)
(650) 326-8322
405 Sherman Ave. Palo Alto, CA

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Legal Information by Telephone

Small Claims Information
Small Claims information on menu-driven telephone system.
Redwood City: (650) 363-4303

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Small Claims Advice

Small Claims Advisor
Each Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. located at 400 County Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room (located near the Jury Commissioner's Office), Redwood City, CA 94063

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Libraries

San Mateo County Law Library
(650) 363-4913
710 Hamilton Street Redwood City, CA
Santa Clara County Law Library
(408) 299-3568
360 North First Street., San Jose, CA
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA
(650) 780-7018
Nolo Press and other books related to Small Claims for reference and check-out
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Ave.
South San Francisco, CA
(650) 829-3860
Nolo Press and other books related to Small Claims for reference and check-out

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Mediation

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
(650) 345-PCRC (7272) or (650) 513-0330
San Mateo County Small Claims ADR Program
(650) 261-5075 or (650) 261-5076

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Useful Telephone Numbers and Websites

Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
(408) 277-1860 (San Jose office) or (800) 952-5210
California Department of Consumer Affairs
(800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254
California Department of Industrial Relations Div. of Labor Standards Enforcement Public Information Unit
San Francisco Division Office: (415) 703-5444
San Jose Division Office: (408) 277-1266
Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit of San Mateo County District Attorney's Office
(650) 363-4636
Contractors State License Board
(800) 321-2752
San Mateo County Consolidated Small Claims Clerk's Office, Redwood City
(650) 363-4303
Department of Insurance, State of California
(800) 927-4357
State Bar of California
(800) 843-9053 (complaints about attorneys)
(888) 875-5297 (consumer pamphlets)

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