Providing Free Legal Services to Seniors Age 60+ in Contra Costa
For over 40 years, Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (“CCSLS”) has been dedicated to protecting the rights of older residents aged 60 and older in Contra Costa County. CCSLS provides free legal services that improve the quality of life for clients, assisting in such areas as preservation of housing, prevention of abuse, and planning for incapacity.
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CCSLS assists clients through advocacy, administering clinics, and providing education and outreach.
CCSLS administers over 20 pro bono clinics across the County that provide short-term legal advice, simple wills, Advance Health Care Directives, and self-help support.
CCSLS provides educational presentations to seniors on several important legal issues such as planning for incapacity, safeguarding assets and identity, and preventing and addressing elder abuse.