Cases We Don’t Do

  • VLSP does not provide help with any criminal law cases.
  • VLSP is not able to provide help to people in prison.
  • VLSP is unable to provide legal help to minors who are not emancipated.
  • VLSP does not accept cases on behalf of plaintiffs who are seeking to sue or collect on a debt.
In order to receive free services through VLSP, clients must qualify as low-income. If you have any question as to whether you meet the income requirements, please call our Client Intake Line at (916) 551-2102 and we will screen you for eligibility over the telephone.


To receive services, a client must be either a citizen of the United States or have documented proof that he or she is in the country legally (e.g. Alien Registration Receipt Card, Permanent Resident Card, “Green Card”) Clients must reside in Sacramento or the surrounding counties. Clients must also meet our income and asset requirements.

As VLSP provides legal assistance primarily through the use of volunteers, we cannot help a prospective client on a case if we do not have a volunteer willing to take on that particular type of case. Occasionally, due to overwhelming client demand, VLSP will close intake to particular kinds of cases because we are unable to keep up with demand for services.

Please call our Client Intake Line at (916) 551-2102 to hear the services VLSP is currently offering.