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Military Veterans: Legal Resources

This guide provides recommended resources for research and services related to student Veterans.

FREE Legal Advice for SBCC Students!

The Office of Student Life and the Associated Student Government are pleased to offer access to the Student Legal Center for FREE legal education and advice to SBCC's currently enrolled students for the Fall semester. 

The Student Legal Center will be available in person:

Thursdays 12pm to 2pm - Starting Thursday, September 28th

Drop-ins are seen if time permits

Zoom appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday. 

The Student Legal Center is located on the main campus in the Office of Student Life (CC-217).  Students can email, to schedule an appointment.

The attorney can speak with students about criminal matters, landlord/tenant/roommate disputes, consumer issues, family law, traffic tickets, personal injury, credit/debt problems, small claims, and other areas of law.  The service is not available for students experiencing an issue with another student, or with the college. 

Local Legal Resources

  • Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
  • Provides free legal services to low-income people and senior citizens.

    Call 805-963-6754 or visit 301 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

  • Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic
  • Provides services to teens and youth.

    Call 805-962-3344 or visit 215 De La Vina Street, Suite I, Santa Barbara, CA 93191.

  • Veterans Treatment Court
  • From the Superior Court of Santa Barbara. Members of the armed forces, past and present, may have legal rights that differ from civilians. Open every other Friday at 8:30 am.

    118 East Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

General Legal Resources