Lawyers in the Library



Lawyers in the Library (by phone)

Connect with an attorney from Legal Access Alameda for a free, 15-minute phone appointment:

Lawyers in the Library is a free consultation and referral program offered in partnership with Legal Access Alameda, the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association. The program is staffed by volunteer attorneys that can answer questions on most legal topics or they can refer you to other resources.
At this time, we are only offering phone appointments.
Sign up for a free 15-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney by filling out this form. A library staff member will be in touch to schedule your appointment. 
If you prefer to fill out a paper form please visit the library for a printed form. 

Both forms are available here:

LIL Legal Access Intake Form(PDF, 19KB) /Legal Advice Agreement(PDF, 36KB)

If an accommodation or translation service is needed please contact us at (510) 747-7713.

How to make an appointment:

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  • Complete the online form or visit the library to fill out a paper form. A library staff member will contact you to schedule your phone appointment.


Visit the following websites for more information on legal assistance:

  • Alameda County Family Justice Center - Crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling, case management, legal and housing assistance are among the services for victims of interpersonal violence. 
  • Alameda County Law Library - Resources and skilled staff to assist members of the public, attorneys and non-attorneys alike, with accessing legal information. 
  • Bay Area Legal Aid – Free civil legal assistance, advice and counselling for low income clients
  • Centro Legal de la Raza - Free legal services to low-income Alameda tenants. Assistance with immigration, tenants’ rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection, family law and workers’ compensation for immigrant, low-income and Latino communities. 
  • Disability Rights California - Legal advice or representation for people with disabilities as well as investigation of abuse and neglect.
  • East Bay Community Law Center - Legal services on a range of issues including criminal justice; economic justice; consumer issues; juvenile justice; health and welfare; housing and immigration for low income communities.
  • Getting Legal Help – Discover low-cost legal help and resources to help you with your case.
  • Homeless Action Center - Free legal assistance with public benefits for people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or mentally ill. 
  • – Legal and Self-Help CA tenant resources on housing
  • – Reliable information about common legal issues, information on free or low-cost legal advice organizations.
  • Legal Services of Northern California –Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is a federal, state and local-funded legal services program providing free civil representation to low-income clients in 23 counties in Northern California.