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CCSLS assists seniors with problems relating to housing, including those who face eviction.  Services are provided in the following areas:

  • Issues with publicly subsidized housing, including Section 8
  • Eviction defense
  • Housing conditions
  • Lockouts and utility shut offs

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

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Elder Abuse

CCSLS assists victims of abuse to enforce their rights against their abusers. Some of the ways we can help include:

  • Advising about financial elder abuse, fraud and senior scams
  • Assistance in obtaining Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Advising and assisting clients victimized by identity theft or fraud

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

For information about our collaborative project to provide coordinated services to victims of abuse, check out the Elder Abuse Prevention Project.

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Consumer Protection

Because many seniors live on fixed incomes and struggle to make ends meet, debt can have a serious impact on their well-being. Some of the ways CCSLS can help include:

  • Defending against suits from debt collectors
  • Providing advice and information on debtors’ rights
  • Negotiating a resolution to contract disputes (Services limited.  No homeowner/contractor issues)
  • Assisting seniors with Federal Student Loan discharges for Total and Permanent Disability

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

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Public Benefits (SSI overpayments)

We assist seniors with waivers and reconsiderations in SSI overpayment matters.

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

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Advance Health Care Directives

An Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) is a document that expresses health care directives and provides for the appointment of an agent to make health care decisions if you are unable to do so.  Everyone should have one, regardless of age.

CCSLS administers several clinics throughout the county to assist clients in creating an AHCD.  Check out our calendar for upcoming dates.

For non-English speakers, clients can call our office at 925-609-7900 for an appointment.

We also have traveling clinics in which volunteer attorneys go to senior residential facilities to assist residents in creating AHCDs. Call our office at 925-609-7900 to set up a clinic at a senior residential facility.

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

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Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to appoint an agent to handle your financial affairs should you become unable to do so.  It can be an important part of the estate planning process. CCSLS provides assistance in creating a Uniform Durable Power of Attorney which is appropriate for use in simple estates.  For more complex estates, and for comprehensive estate planning, please consult a private estate planning attorney.

For an appointment in our Concord office, please call 925-609-7900.

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Simple Wills

For seniors who have limited resources and income*, the pro bono attorneys at the Free Wills Clinics can assist in drafting a simple will.  Our clinics do not assist with trusts or more complex estate planning.

*No resources other than the house and income of $2500 or less single, $3,500 or less couple

See our full list of clinics below.


CCSLS normally provides services at Senior Centers throughout the County but due to the pandemic, access is restricted and many Senior Centers are closed.  We are therefore suspending our in-person clinics for the foreseeable future.  However, we are offering remote services to seniors who require assistance with preparing Advance Health Care Directives.  Call CCSLS to learn how you can sign up for these free clinics.

Senior Centers/Crisis Center hosting CCSLS Clinics — ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

CCSLS administers clinics throughout the county at Senior Centers, Monument Crisis Center and at senior housing facilities by special arrangement (Advance Health Care Directives only). These clinics are staffed by pro bono attorneys who provide information and advice on general civil legal problems (Consult-an-Attorney), assist with simple wills (Wills Clinics) or assist with Advance Health Care Directives.  Please call the Senior Center/Crisis Center directly to schedule an appointment or for assistance.  For assistance with setting up an Advance Health Care clinic at a senior housing facility, call the main office in Concord.

Antioch Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney; Wills) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
415 West 2nd St.
Antioch, CA 94509
Telephone: (925) 778-1158

Brentwood Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
193 Griffith Lane
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5380

Concord Senior Center (Advance Health Care Directive Clinic) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
2727 Parkside Circle
Concord, CA 94520
Telephone: (925) 671-3320

Martinez Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney; Wills) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
818 Green St.
Martinez, CA 94553
Telephone: (925) 370-8770

Monument Crisis Center (Consult-an-Attorney) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
Senior Moments Program
1900 Market
Concord, CA 94520
Telephone: (925) 825-7751

Oakley Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
215 2nd St
Oakley, CA 94561
Telephone: (925) 626-7223

Pittsburg Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney; Wills) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
300 Presidio Ln
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Telephone: (925) 252-4890

Pleasant Hill Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney; Advance Health Care Directive) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Telephone: (925) 798-8788

San Ramon (Consult-an-Attorney) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
9300 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA  94583
(925) 937-3250

San Pablo (Consult-an-Attorney; Wills) – [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
1943 Church Lane
San Pablo, CA 94806
Telephone: (510) 215-3090

Walnut Creek Senior Center (Consult-an-Attorney; Wills) [On-Hold due to Covid-19]
1375 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Telephone: (925) 943-5851

Click here for referrals to other resources for areas of the law CCSLS does not serve.