The Bail Clinic Form
The Bail Clinic at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area is a free legal services clinic. We assist people who have used a private bail bonds company to bail themselves or their loved one out of jail. The purpose of this form is to help us to figure out if you qualify for our services.
Submission of this form does not guarantee we will be able to help you and does not mean that we are representing you. However, we will respond to everyone who submits a form and do our very best to offer information and assistance!
If you have questions or concerns, you can email
or call The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights at 415-543-9444.
Name (First & Last)
Is it ok to leave a message at this number?
How did you hear about us?
What bail or immigration bonds company did you use?
Were you the person bailed out or a cosigner on the contract?
Person bailed out
I don't know
Are there currently criminal charges pending from this arrest? Meaning, is there an open criminal case related to this arrest?
Yes - the case is ongoing
No - the case is over
I don't know
What was the location of the jail where the person was bailed out, and/or the contract with the bail bonds company was signed?
Do you currently owe money to the bail bonds company? If so, about how much and when is your next payment due?
Do you already have a copy of your contract?
Yes (please email it to
No (Most bail bonds companies will provide you a copy by calling and asking them to email it to you.)
I need assistance obtaining a copy of my contract. (We will reach out to you and help figure out the best way to get a copy).
Has the bail or immigration bonds company filed a lawsuit against you?
Yes (Answer this if you have received information from the court regarding a lawsuit against you).
I don't know.
Anything else you would like us to know?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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