Legal Resource List
Where to turn to when you need legal recourse.
The information contained in this document is provided as a resource to the public and should not be construed as legal advice. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of any case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. In addition, CAMB does not endorse or recommend any attorney listed through any of the resources listed below.
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AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for people 50 years and older. A benefit of AARP membership is access to a listing of attorneys at discounted rates.
Address: 601 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (888) 687-2277
Web site: www.aarp.org
California Senior Legal Hotline
California Senior Legal Hotline is a nonprofit agency providing free legal advice, assistance, and education for California residents who are 60 years and older.
Address: 444 North Third St, Ste 312, Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 551-2140
Web site: http://www.seniorlegalhotline.org/
California State Bar Association
For more than 75 years, the California State Bar of California has shaped the development of the law, regulated the professional conduct of the state's lawyers and provided greater access to the justice system for all citizens.
Address: 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 538-2000
Web site: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/
From the menu bar on the left, select Public Services and then Consumer Information.
FindLaw provides comprehensive legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, home buyers/owners, businesses, and consumers.
LegalMatch was established in 1999 as a free, Web-based exchange to help individuals and small businesses make educated decisions when choosing a lawyer. LegalMatch enables consumers to review the experience, the availability, and the fee structure of a lawyer before deciding whom to contact.
Web site: http://www.legalmatch.com/
Regulatory Agencies for Mortgage Lending Institutions
California Department of Real Estate (DRE)
Address: PO Box 187000, Sacramento, CA 95818-7000
Consumer Help: (916) 227-0864 or (916) 227-0863
Mortgage Questions and Complaints: (916) 227-0770
Fax: (916) 227-0777
Web site: www.dre.ca.gov
California Department of Corporations (DOC)
Address: Consumer Services Office, 1515 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (866) 275-2677 or 866 ASK CORP
Web site (Consumer Complaint Form): www.corp.ca.gov/pdf/doc29.pdf
California Department of Financial Institutions
Email (Consumer Questions): firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (866) ASK-CORP or (866) 275-2677
Website (Consumer Complaints): http://www.dfi.ca.gov
California Attorney General (Mortgage Fraud Division)
Phone (Voice): (800) 952-5225 (toll-free in CA) or (916) 322-3360
Phone (TDY): (800) 952-5548 (toll-free in CA) or (916) 324-5564
Fax: (916) 323-5341
Web site: www.corp.ca.gov/fsd/lic/
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Federal Agency OCC)
Address: Customer Assistance Group, 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3450, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (800) 613-6743
Fax: (713) 336-4301
Web site (Consumer Complaint Form): http://www.occ.treas.gov/ConsumerComplaintform.pdf
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Phone (General Information): 1-800-FED-INFO or (800) 333-4636
Phone (Enforcement Center): (202) 708-2350
Web site (Consumer Alert): http://www.hud.gov/consumer/index.cfm