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Estate Planning Program & Clinic

Estate plans help us plan for potential incapacity by allowing us to designate another person to make decisions for us when that time comes.  Estate plans also allow us to direct who will receive the things we own when we die.

On Wednesday, September 19th, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, VLSP staff and volunteers will present an Estate Planning program at the Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center at 915 27th Street, Sacramento.  This informational program will provide a basic overview of Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives.

At the end of the September 19th program, qualifying clients with modest incomes and property will be able to sign up for a free estate planning session on September 26th with a volunteer attorney.  Estate Planning documents will be prepared at that session.

To reserve a spot at this free program, please call VLSP at (916) 551-2102.  If you cannot make the September 19th day, please call us anyway to see if we can help you with your Estate Plan at another time.


Expanding Services in Placer County

Debt Collection Defense/Bankruptcy Class

In coordination with the Sparks Law Library of Placer County, VLSP will be giving a presentation to residents of Placer County about bankruptcy and debt collection issues.

Speaker – Heather Tiffee, Assistant Program Manager and Staff Attorney for VLSP’s Debt Collection Defense/Bankruptcy Clinic.

Date/Time – postponed-TBD

Location – Placer County Law Library, 1523 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Parking – Plenty of free parking on site

If you are a low-income resident of Placer County with debt collection problems or considering filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, come hear from our experienced staff regarding credit reports, debt collection, and things you should know BEFORE filing for bankruptcy.

Space is limited.  Please call the Placer County Law Library at (530) 537-2078 for more information.



Clinic Closure

Effective July 1, 2018, the Voluntary Legal Services Program will no longer be operating the Criminal Records Expungement and Driver’s License Reinstatement Clinic.  Due to sudden significant changes in funding requirements, we are no longer able to offer these services.

If you or someone you know is seeking expungement services, you may wish to view an online self-help video at the website of the Sacramento County Public Law Library:  It will show you how to prepare your own expungement paperwork.   Click on “expungement” under “most popular links” on the home page.  You may also wish to call Legal Services of Northern California at (916) 551-2150 starting July 1st.

Many thanks to the Staff who have helped make our Clinic such a successful re-entry resource for the past 19 years.  Thanks also to our Community Partners, including especially Asian Resources, for their support over the years.