Free Legal Assistance

In-Person appointments have been suspended until further notice. Please refer to our "Virtual Lawyer in the Library Program" for free legal assistance by telephone.

The Library’s Lawyer in the Library service offers free legal help on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Each person will receive a free 15-20 minute consultation with a member of the Alameda County Bar Association.

  • Appointments are by lottery
  • Registration is from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Names will be selected by lottery at 5:50 p.m.
  • You must be present when names are drawn
  • Appointments begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • 12 names will be chosen
  • There will be no waiting list

For more information please contact the Adult Reference Desk at (925) 931-3400, opt. 4