Senior Legal Services Available for Older Residents in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 02, 2016 / comments

Are you a senior in need of legal advice, counsel, or advocacy? El Dorado County offers general civil legal services to county residents 60 years of age or older through the Senior Legal Services office. Individuals can meet with an attorney to get legal advice, solve problems, mediate disputes, prepare legal documents, and be represented in specific types of elder abuse issues.

The Senior Legal Services office is located in the Placerville Senior Center, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff also travels around the county to see clients in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Greenwood, and Pioneer Park, and will visit disabled seniors in homes and care facilities to offer legal assistance. Additionally, Senior Legal Services provides a wealth of self-help materials and legal educational programs on topics of popular interest to clubs, retirement groups, and other senior organizations.

There is no charge for the services provided through Senior Legal Services. The program is funded through the Older Americans Act as well as the county and through generous donations by clients and their families. To make an appointment, please call (530) 621-6154. For more information about Senior Legal Services in El Dorado County, visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices.

Department: Health and Human Services Agency
Senior Legal Services Contact: 530) 621-6154