Santa Cruz County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service

CZU Lightning Complex Fire & COVID-19 Disaster Relief

The Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative 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. They provide information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent fires. Please visit their website at for information.

There is a disaster legal services hotline set up for anyone impacted by the fire: 1-888-382-3406. Please leave a message with contact information and your call will be returned.

Low-income California residents can get answers to legal questions (civil law only-no criminal law) through the ABA Legal Answers program. This is a virtual legal advice clinic. You will need to register and qualify to participate. Once approved, you will be able to email a question that will be answered by a lawyer. More info is available at

FEMA assistance is available to those impacted by the recent wildfires. For more information, visit the FEMA website at
The application deadline is October 21, 2020.