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From the Gold Rush to the information age, San Francisco, CA has been a major West Coast and American hub for economic, commercial, cultural, and legal issues. It follows, then, that there are huge numbers and varieties of San Francisco lawyers
San Francisco’s large and diverse legal community handles every type of case imaginable, including criminal defense law, personal injury law, civil rights law, and intellectual property law.
This can be a mixed blessing, however; the larger the legal market, the more difficult it is to choose the right lawyer.
LegalMatch only deals with San Francisco, CA Lawyers who are in good standing with their professional community, and will only refer your case to an attorney who can handle it.
One significant and emerging legal area in San Francisco is gay rights. Recently, the California Supreme Court (located in San Francisco), ruled that a state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, opening the door for same-sex couples to marry.
There are also legal issues involving employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, which is illegal under California law. If you feel that you have been discriminated against based on your sexual orientation, or some other improper factor, a San Francisco, CA lawyer can help, and LegalMatch can help you find the right one.
If your legal issue does not yet require the services of a San Francisco, CA lawyer, the LegalMatch Law Library is an excellent source of free legal information. With over 4,000 articles on many different legal topics, so you can probably find the answer to your legal questions there.
For more in-depth legal research, there are several public law libraries available in the San Francisco bay area:
- The University of California, Hastings College of The Law Library is open to the public on weekdays
- The San Francisco Public Library
Most civil lawsuits in San Francisco will be filed in the California Superior Court, for the County of San Francisco. Federal cases in San Francisco should be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.
If you need an attorney, review all your options at the website Lawyer Referral Services of San Francisco County, CA.