Palladian Law Groupsm
605 Market Street, Suite 505
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: +1.415.399.0993
Fax: +1.415.399.0994
nyl@palladianlawgroup.com

Useful Resources


Consumer Rights and the Law

Better Business Bureau
510 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
www.bbb.org
Phone: (415) 243-9999
California Attorney General’s Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
www.ag.ca.gov/
Phone: (800) 952-5225
Phone: (916) 322-3360
California Public Interest Research Group
926 J St., Suite 713
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.calpirg.org/
Phone: (916) 448-4516
Consumer Action
717 Market St., Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94103
E-mail: info@consumer-action.org
www.consumer-action.org
Phone: (415) 777-9648
Fax: (415) 777-5267
Consumer Federation of California
1228 N St., Suite 29
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.consumerfedofca.org
Phone: (916) 554-7621
Fax: (916) 442-1877
District Attorney’s Office
Consumer Protection Department 
850 Bryant St. Suite 322
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.sfgov.org/site/da_page.asp?id=321
Phone: (415) 553-1752
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20580 
www.sfgov.org/site/da_page.asp?id=321
Phone: (877) FTC-HELP
(382-4357)
Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.consumerwatchdog.org
Phone: (310) 392-0522
Fax: (310) 392-8874
Consumer Editors
(Local):
Channel 2 – KTVU News, SF – Tom Vacar
P.O. Box 22222
Oakland, CA 94623
E-mail: tovacar@ktvu.com
www.ktvu.com/consumer/index.htm
Phone: (510) 834-1212
Channel 4 – KRON News, SF- Izzy Pivnick
1001 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
E-mail: 4liSt.ens@kron4.com
www.kron.com
Phone: (415) 441-4444
Channel 7 – ABC News, SF – Michael Finney
ABC 7, 7 on Your Side
900 Front St.
San Francisco, CA 94111-1450
abclocal.go.com/KGOL
Phone: (415) 954-8151  

Dispute Resolution

AAA (American Arbitration Association)
1 Sansome St. 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94101-4449 
E-mail: JamesD@adr.org 
Phone: (415) 981-3901
Fax: (415) 781-8426
ADR Service 
450 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111 
Phone: (415) 772-0900
www.hg.org/adr.html
Community Boards, San Francisco
3130 24th Ave. 
San Francisco, Ca
Email: jchan@communityboards.org
Phone: (415) 920-3820
JAMS (Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services)
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
www.jamsadr.com/contactus/contactus.asp
Phone: (415) 982-5267
Fax: (415) 982-5287
Santa Clara County Department of Human Resources
70 West. Hedding Blvd. 
San Jose, CA 95110-1705
Email: bea.herrick@ohr.scc.gov.org
Phone: (408) 299-2206
Small Claims Court
Civic Center Courthouse
400 McAllister St., Room 103
San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 

Overview of Small Claims Court (415) 551-4000

Small Claims Legal Advisor's Office (415) 292-2121

Direct Telephone Advice (415) 292-2124 

 

Domestic Violence

San Francisco Department of Public Health
101 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 
www.sfdph.org/PHP/DomeSt.icViol.htm 
Phone: (415) 554-2500
San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Honorable George Gascon, District Attorney
Cynthia Alexis, Project Coordinator
Victim/Witness Assistance Center
850 Bryant St., Room 320 
San Francisco, CA 94103
E-Mail: Alexis273@att.net 
www.cya.ca.gov/Victims/vw_county_3.html
Phone: (415) 553-9044 
Fax: (415) 553-1034
Women Against. Violence Act (WAVA) 
P.O. Box 48368
Washington, DC 20002-0368
E-mail: inquiries@cpjuSt.ice.org
www.cpjuSt.ice.org
Asian Women's Shelter 
3543 18th St., Suite 19 
San Francisco, CA 94110 
Phone: (415) 751-7110
Haight-Ashbury Family Shelter
1525 Waller St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 
Phone: (415) 665-2354
Night Ministry
432 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94109 
Phone: (415) 986-1464
Raphael House
1065 Sutter St. 
San Francisco, CA 94109 
Phone: (415) 474-4621
Rosalie House
3543 18th St., Suite 4 
San Francisco, CA 94110 
Phone: (415) 255-0165
See local phone book under housing assistance and shelters. Woman, Inc.
333 Valencia St., Suite 251 
San Francisco, CA 94103 
Phone: (415) 864-4722
Salvation Army
445 9th St. 
San Francisco, CA 94110 
Phone: (415) 861-0755

Employment

Department of Fair Employment Action
1615 Broadway, Suite 510
Oakland, CA 94612 
E-mail: DESACT@well.com
www.DESAction.org
Phone: (510) 465-4011
Fax: (510) 465-4815
Oakland District Office
1515 Clay St., Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612 
www.dfeh.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 662-2941
Sacramento District Office
2000 O St., Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.dfeh.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 445-5523
San Jose District Office
111 North Market St., Suite 810
San Jose, CA 95113
www.dfeh.ca.gov
Phone: (408) 277-1277
U.S. Department of Labor, Appeals Board
ESA Wage and Hour Division
2800 Cottage Way, Rmw-1836
Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/whd/america2.htm#California
Phone: (866) 487-9243
EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
P.O. Box 7033
Lawrence, KS 66044
E-mail: info@ask.eeoc.gov
Phone: (800) 669-4000
Find your local office here:
www.eeoc.gov/offices.html 
Oakland Local Office
1301 Clay St., Suite 1170-N
Oakland, California 94612-5217
www.eeoc.gov/Oakland/index.htm
Phone: (510) 637-3230
Fax: (510) 637-3235
San Jose Local Office
96 North 3rd St., Suite 200
San Jose, California 95112
www.eeoc.gov/sanjose/index.htm
Phone: (408) 291-7352
Fax: (408) 291-4539
Boalt Hall School of Law:
Center for the Study of Law & the Workplace
University of California, Berkeley
2240 Piedmont Ave. (Third Floor)
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 
www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/index.htm
Phone: (510) 642-9049
Fax: (510) 642-2951
Hastings College of Law:
200 McAllister St. 
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.uchaSt.ings.edu/?pid=27 
Phone: (415) 565-4600
Santa Clara University School of Law:
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0425
E-mail: socialjustice@scu.edu
www.scu.edu/law/socialjuSt.ice/index.htm
Phone: (408) 551-1720 
Facsimile: (408) 554-5073
Stanford Law School: 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
www.law.stanford.edu/clinics/sclc/
Phone: (650) 475-0560
Equal Rights Advocates
1663 Mission St., Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.equalrights.org
Phone: (415) 621-0672
Fax: (415) 621-6744
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104 
E-mail: info@las-elc.org
www.las-elc.org/index.htm
Phone: (415) 864-8848
Fax: (415) 593-0096
University of San Francisco School of Law:
2130 Fulton St. 
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
E-mail: lawschool@usfca.edu
www.usfca.edu/law/
Phone: (415) 422-6307
Fax: (415) 422-6433
San Francisco District Office
1515 Clay St., Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612 
www.dfeh.ca.gov
Phone: (510) 622-2973
Golden Gate University School of Law:
536 Mission St. 
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
E-mail: info@ggu.edu 
www.ggu.edu
Phone: (415) 442-7000
San Francisco District Office
350 The Embarcadero, Suite 500
San Francisco, California 94105
www.eeoc.gov/sanfrancisco/index.htm Phone: (415) 625-5600
Fax: (415) 625-5609

Environment

California Energy Commission
Media and Public Communications Office
1516 Ninth St., MS-29
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
E-mail: renewable@energy.State.ca.us
www.energy.ca.gov/
Phone: (916) 654-4287
Californians for Pesticide Reform
49 Powell St., Suite 530
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: peSt.s@igc.org 
www.igc.org/cpr
Phone: (415) 981-3939
Fax: (415) 981-2727
Communities for a Better Environment
501 Second St., Suite 305 
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.cbecal.org/
Phone: (415) 243-8373
Fax: (415) 243-8980 
Pesticide Action Network
49 Powell St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: pana@pana.org
www.pana.org
Phone: (415) 981-1771
Fax: (415) 981-9991
Planning and Conservation League
926 J St., Suite 612 
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.pcl.org
Phone: (916) 444-8726
Fax: (916) 448-1789
Save the:
  • Dolphins
www.earthisland.org/saveTaijiDolphins/whoWeAre.html
  • Tigers
www.mtsobek.com/mts/sav
  • Whales
www.savethewhales.org/about.html
Environmental Law Foundation
1736 Franklin St., 8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 208-4555
Fax: (510) 208-4562 
Sierra Club 
85 Second St. 
San Francisco, CA 94105-3459
E-mail: information@sierraclub.org
www.sierraclub.org 
Phone: (415) 977-5500 
Fax: 415-977-5799
 

Housing

Homeless Shelters Directory
www.sanfrancisco.zami.com/Homeless_Shelters
Legal Aid (SF)
50 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.baylegal.org/offices3.html
Phone: (415) 982-1300
San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Control Board
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
www.sfgov.org/site/rentboard/index.asp
Phone: (415) 252-4600 or (415) 252-4602 (counseling)
Mayor’s Office of Housing
1 South Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.sfgov.org/sue/moh-mdeo/asp
Phone: (415) 701-5500
San Francisco Bar Association
Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP)
465 California St., Suite 1100 
San Francisco, CA 94121 
www.sfbar.org/charitable/index.aspx
Phone: (415) 982-1600
Tenant /Tenant and Landlord /Tenant Problems:
San Francisco Tenants’ Union
558 Capp St. 
San Francisco, CA 94110-2516 
Phone: (415) 282-6622

Senior Safety

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
980 9th St., Suite 700
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.aarp.org/
Phone: (916) 446-2277
Fax: (916) 556-3000
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
1610 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.canhr.org/
Phone: (415) 474-5171
Congress of California Seniors
1228 “N” St., Suite 29
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.seniors.org/
Phone: (916) 442-4474
Fax: (916) 442-1877
 San Francisco Chapter
1182 Market St., Room 203
San Francisco, CA 94102
graypanther-sf@sbcglobal.net
www.graypantherssf.igc.org
(415) 552-8800 
joanblee78@lanset.com
www.gpcal.org
Phone: (916) 332-5980
Message: (916) 739-1540
 

Worker Safety

California OSHA
1515 Clay St. Suite1901
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 286 7000
Fax: (510) 286 7037
www.dir.ca.gov/doshfield 
www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DiStrictoffices.htm
California OSHA
2424 Arden Way, St. 165
Sacramento 95825 
Phone: (916) 263-2800 
fax (916) 263-2798
www.dir.ca.gov/doshfield 
www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DiStrictoffices.htm 
California OSHA
121 Spear St., St. 430
San Francisco 94105 
Phone: (415) 972-8670 
fax (415) 972-8686
www.dir.ca.gov/doshfield 
www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DiStrictoffices.htm 
California Union of Safety Employees
915 20th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 447-5272
Federal OSHA 
525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3
Santa Fe, NM 87505
www.osha.gov/
Phone: (800) 321-OSHA
WORKSAFE!
c/o San Francisco Labor Council
1188 Franklin St., Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94109
E-mail: worksafe@worksafe.org
www.worksafe.org
Phone: (510) 302-1071
Fax: (510) 835-4913

Federal Courts

California Courts

Federal Government

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Alameda County Courts
California Court of Appeal
California Supreme Court
Contra Costa County Courts
San Francisco County Courts
San Mateo County Courts
Santa Clara County Courts
Solano County Courts
Sonoma County Courts
U.S. Constitution
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Legal Associations

Alameda County Bar Association
American Bar Association
California State Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
San Francisco County Bar Association 
California Bar Association
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
www.calbar.org
Phone: (415) 538-2000
San Francisco Legal Aid Society
1663 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.las.org
Phone: (415) 864-8208
California Government Legal Resources Business and Finance
California Attorney General's Office
California Codes
California Constitution
California Department of Consumer Affairs
California District Attorneys' Association
California Secretary of State
ABA Lawlink
Findlaw
LawGuru Legal Search
Better Business Bureau
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Immigration Real Estate ADA
Immigration Application/Petition Case Status
Immigration Forms
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / Government’s Immigration Agencies
California Association of Business Brokers
California Association of Mortgage Brokers
California Association of Realtors
California Department of Real Estate
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Housing Administration
The Americans With Disabilities Act Document Center

Child Safety

California Center for Childhood Injury Prevention
6505 Alvarado Road, Suite 208
San Diego, CA 92120
www.injurypreventionweb.org
Phone: (619) 594-3691
Fax: (619) 594-1995
California Poison Control System
3333 California St. 
San Francisco, CA 94143-1262
www.calpoison.org
Phone: (800) 222-1222
Children Now
1212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
E-mail: children@childrennow.org
www.childrennow.org
Phone: (510) 763-2444
Center for Public Interest Law
Children’s Advocacy Institute 
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park 
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
www.cdfactioncouncil.org
Phone: (619) 260-4600

Civil Rights and Human Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
1127 11th St., Suite 534
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.aclu.org
Phone: (415) 621-2488
Fax: (916) 442-1743
Boalt Hall School of Law 
Center for the Study of Law & the Workplace
University of California, Berkeley
2240 Piedmont Ave. Third Floor
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 
www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/index.htm
Phone: (510) 642-9049
Fax: (510) 642-2951
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission St. 
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
E-mail: info@ggu.edu 
www.ggu.edu
Phone: (415) 442-7000
Hastings College of Law 
200 McAllister St. 
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.uchaSt.ings.edu/?pid=27 
Phone: (415) 565-4600
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0425
E-mail: socialjuSt.ice@scu.edu
www.scu.edu/law/socialjuSt.ice/index.htm
Phone: (408) 551-1720 
Facsimile: (408) 554-5073
Stanford Law School: 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
www.law.St.anford.edu/clinics/sclc/
Phone: (650) 475-0560
University of San Francisco School of Law:
2130 Fulton St. 
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
E-mail: lawschool@usfca.edu
www.usfca.edu/law/
Phone: (415) 422-6307
Fax: (415) 422-6433
California Women’s Law Center
6024 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.cwlc.org
Phone: (323) 935-4101
Fax: (323) 935-0497
Commission on the Status of Women
25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 130
San Francisco, CA 94102-6016
www.sfgov.org/site/cosw/index.asp
Phone: (415) 252-2570
Fax: (415) 252-0575
Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
www.hrc.co.nz/home/default.php
Phone: (415) 252-2500
Fax: (415) 431-5764
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
301 Mission St., Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
E-mail: info@lccr.com
www.lccr.com
Phone: (415) 543-9444
Fax: (415) 543-0296
League of United Latin American Citizens
9668 Elmira Circle
Sacramento, CA 95827
www.lulac.org
Phone: (916) 454-6444
Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund
634 South Spring St., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
www.maldef.org
Phone: (213) 629-2512
Fax: (213) 629-8016
National Organization for Women (NOW)
California Chapter
926 J St., Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814
E-mail: canow@canow.org
www.canow.org
Phone: (916) 442-3414
Fax: (916) 442-6942
PoliceWatch.com
611 S. Catalina St., Suite 409
Los Angeles, CA 90005
www.Policewatch.com
Phone: (213) 387-3325
Women’s Building
3543 18th St. Suite 8
San Francisco, CA 94110 
www.womensbuilding.org
Phone: (415) 431-1180

Consumer Safety

(U.S.) Consumer Product Safety Commission 
4330 East. West. Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
E-mail: info@cpsc.gov
www.cpsc.gov
Phone: (800) 638-CPSC
Fax: (301) 504-0124
Public Citizen – California Office
1615 Broadway, Ninth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
www.citizen.org/california/ 
Phone: (510) 663-0888
Drunk Driving Elder Abuse Automotive Safety
MADD (Mothers Against. Drunk Driving)
P.O. Box 188
Lancaster, CA 93539
www.madd.org/
Phone: (805) 945-MADD
Fax: (805) 942-6233
Institute on Aging
www.ioaging.org

 

Adult Protective Serivces
Phone: (415) 355-6700
California Highway Patrol
Community Outreach and Marketing Unit
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001 
www.chp.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 657-7261

Insurance: Consumers

Commissioner of Insurance
300 Capitol Mall Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.insurance.ca.gov/
Phone: (916) 492-3500
Fax: (916) 445-5280
United Policyholders
110 Pacific Ave., Suite 262
San Francisco, CA 94111
www.unitedpolicyholders.org
Phone: (510) 763-9740

Patient Safety

Consumers for Quality Care
1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
E-mail: Jamie@consumerwatchdog.com
www.consumerwatchdog.com
Phone: (310) 392-0522
Fax: (310) 392-8874
Health Access
942 Market St., Suite 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: info@health-access.org
www.health-access.org
Phone: (415) 395-7959
Fax: (415) 395-7956
Immigration Voter Education
Immigration Rights Commission
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Rm. 453
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.sfgov.org/site/immigrant_index.asp?id=6193
Phone: (415) 744-3441
Fax: (415) 554-7583
The League of Women Voters of California
926 J St., Suite 515
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.ca.lwv.org/
Phone: (916) 442-7215

Welfare

Food Bank of SF
900 Pennsylvania Ave. 
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.sffoodbank.org/
Phone: (415) 282-1900 ext. 0
Glide Memorial Church
330 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
www.bapd.org/csaaco-1.html
Phone: (415) 674-6000
Saint Anthony’s Dining Room 
45 Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 241-2600
Fax: (415) 252-1635
Second Harvest. Food Bank
750 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125 
Phone: (408) 266-8866
Fax: (408) 266-9042
Food Stamps:
SSI – Supplemental Security Insurance
Social Security Administration
1569 Sloat Blvd. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (800) 772-1213