Legal Services of Northern California

aka LSNC   |   Sacramento, CA   |  https://www.lsnc.net

Mission

The mission of Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is to provide quality legal services to empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty within their community efficiently utilizing all available resources.

LSNC's service area is 23 counties in Northern California.

Notes from the nonprofit

Legal services of Northern California covers 23 counties in Northern California. The Guidestar map will not let us choose Northern California, so our geographical service area map is not accurate on this site. Please visit our website at lsnc.net for the 23 counties in Northern CA that we cover. Our LSNC-Health program covers 32 counties in Northern California.

Ruling year info

1965

Executive Director

Mr. Gary F. Smith

Main address

517 12th St

Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

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EIN

94-1384659

NTEE code info

Legal Services (I80)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Core Legal Services - 23 Counties

LSNC has eight local offices in Northern California and covers all of 23 counties. We provide civil legal services to needy and vulnerable individuals and families, while also engaging in complex advocacy-through litigation, legislation, administrative advocacy, and community development work-in order to obtain significant positive impacts for our entire client community in the areas of safe and affordable housing, public benefits, education, health and civil rights.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Shriver Project at LSNC seeks to level the playing field in eviction courts by providing high volume legal representation to low-income litigants, primarily tenants. Residential tenants facing eviction have almost never benefited from the assistance of legal counsel. Landlords nearly always do. This imbalance leaves tenants frustrated, confused, and defenseless in court. The Shriver Projects seek to equalize eviction courts through high volume legal representation for low-income litigants. Through this intervention, the Shriver Project hopes to achieve these ultimate changes: reduced instances of preventable homelessness, increased accountability for abusive landlords, and improving the quality of the local rental housing stock. The Shriver Project serves Yolo County.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

HICAP Services of Northern California is a volunteer program dedicated to serving the 500,000 Medicare beneficiaries in our nine county service region. We provide free information and advocacy for all Medicare beneficiaries and those imminent of Medicare eligibility, and place a priority on assisting low-income Medicare beneficiaries.

Serving; El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties in California

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Western States Pension Assistance Project is a pension counseling project within LSNC that provides services free of charge. We serve callers of all ages and income levels who live or have worked in California, Arizona, Nevada or Hawaii. There are no age or income requirements to this project.

Our knowledgeable pension team can help understand your retirement plan rights and claim the benefits you have earned, regardless of the type of company or retirement benefit involved. They also assist with:

tracking down benefits from previous employers;
working through the claims and appeals process;
helping you understand your rights as a former or surviving spouse;
correcting pension benefit calculations; and
addressing overpayment demands.

Our pension counseling services are provided without charge to those who live in or have earned a retirement benefit in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Financials

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Legal Services of Northern California

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Johnson

UC Davis Law School

Kevin Johnson

California State Bar

John Davis

California State Bar

Annette Smith

Placer Independent Resource Services

Jane Kroesche

California State Bar

Devera Ayres

People of Progress

Kathryn Lynn Patterson

SacLegal

Deborah Kollars

California State Bar

Mary DuBose

California State Bar

Claudia Covarrubias

John Zorbas

California State Bar

Josie Corporon

California State Bar

Nicholle Lewis

Community Legal Information Center

Becky Nylander

Placer Independent Resource Services

Lesli Caldwell

California State Bar

Gabriela Peniche

Child Start, Inc

Luke McElwee

Gender Health Center

Cheryl Carl

California State Bar

Amelia Burroughs

California State Bar

Bonnie Yang

California State Bar

Robert Stalker

California State Bar

Cheryl Watson

People of Progress

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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