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Legal Resources

LEGAL RESOURCES

LANDLORD & TENANT MATTERS

City of San Jose | City Council Actions on Housing Matters - SIP
Information on actions by the San Jose City Council taken relative to housing matters; affecting both commercial and residential rental properties, as a result of the COVID-19 Shelter in Placve orders. 

City of San Jose | Eviction Moratorium in San José

Information here about the temporary eviction moratorium enacted by the San José City Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the moratorium is in effect through

July 28th, 2020. The moratorium applies to both residential and commercial tenants. 

More than 27,000 commercial tenants located in the city of San Jose are covered by the terms of the County moratorium. 

 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

 

Start Small Think Big | No-Cost/Pro-bono Legal Services 

Start Small Think Big offers no-cost, pro-bono legal services to help low-income small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. These offerings do not cover litigation but can include Business Formation Options (Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Corporation, etc.), Licensing and Other Regulations, Financing, Employment Matters, Commercial Lease Agreements, Contracts, and other legal issues.

 

Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit organization that provides under-resourced entrepreneurs in the Bay Area with the tools they need to grow their businesses by working with a network of professional volunteers to offer free programs including legal services.

 

To work with Start Small Think Big, you must apply online and be able to demonstrate that both  you and your business meet their low-income eligibility guidelines.

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES 

San Jose Public Library | Web Resources about Law and Legal Help 

Curated lists of websites, selected for you by librarians, as resources for information on a multitude of legal topics including Legal Self-Help, Legal Assistance, Legal Forms, Court Information, and Law and Legislation.

Disaster Legal Assistance Coalition | COVID-19 Resources & Announcements 

DLAC is a coalition of organizations and law firms in Northern California working together to offer free legal services to the communities in the aftermath of natural disasters.  Survivors of disasters such as wildfires face a wide variety of legal and financial needs ranging from insurance claim assistance to requests for government programs such as FEMA assistance.

DLAC | Will Assistance for Emergency Responders (WAFER)

The Will Assistance for Emergency Responders (WAFER) program is designed to assist California First responders and individuals working in healthcare facilities with information to help them to draft basic estate planning forms and end of life planning documents. There are downloadable forms of a will, power of attorney, and advance health care directive. There is also an instructional video that walks through all three forms and a glossary with some estate planning terms. 

California Lawyers Association | COVID-19 Public Resources

The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a nonprofit, voluntary organization and their extensive membership represents the vast diversity of California’s legal community and the various areas of law practiced throughout the state. Information for Individuals and Businesses.

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