Nestled halfway between San Francisco and San Jose is the city of Belmont in San Mateo County. Belmont is home to a population of 25,835 based on the 2010 Census. It is widely known for its wooded hills and historic landmarks such as the Ralston Hall, and Notre Dame de Namur University.
The city garnered national notice when it imposed a stern smoking ordinance in 2009 which has been described as one of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the US; the policy enforced a smoking ban in all city parks, businesses, condos, and apartments.
Belmont also made the news when a lawsuit was filed by mobile home park owner against Caltrans (California Department of Transportation), the city itself, and San Mateo County in 2015. The lawsuit claims that the flooding, which damaged homes at the Belmont Trailer Park, was due to poor maintenance and a lack of anti-flooding mechanism. The suit was filed when Caltrans denied the property owner’s $214K reimbursement claim for damages.
It is integral for residents of Belmont, CA to be aware of the legal resources and options available to them should they find themselves facing similar issues or any circumstance that requires legal action. Those who wish to do legal research can check for law-related resources at the Belmont Library, or visit the San Mateo County Law Library in the adjacent city of Redwood, or the Robert Crown Law Library in Stanford, CA. Likewise, you can do your research in the comfort of your own home through LegalMatch’s Online Law Library, which contains thousands of legal articles.
For those that require legal aid but can’t afford to pay for it, there are many non-profit organizations and firms that provide pro bono services and free legal aid to residents of Belmont. You can visit The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, the San Mateo County Family Law Facilitator, and Project Sentinel which all have offices in Redwood City and cover various cases and offer different legal support. Additionally, you can also seek legal aid at the Stanford Community Law Clinic in East Palo Alto, and the Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto.
However, it’s important to know that these organizations oftentimes require you to go through stringent screening processes, and have you wait for an available volunteer lawyer to assist you with your case. So if you’re going through a pressing legal concern and are in need of immediate legal assistance, it would still be best to hire a lawyer to address your issues promptly.
Through LegalMatch, you’ll be able to promptly post your legal concern and find a qualified attorney that has experience with your particular case just as easily.