The Lawyers in the Library Program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues. These consultations take place at public libraries (including Alameda County Law Library) on a rotating basis throughout the month. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important step in the library’s mission of providing access to justice its community.
Every library has a different procedure for signing up to see a volunteer attorney. Please call the library hosting the Lawyers in the Library session nearest you to find out how you can meet with a volunteer lawyer through Lawyers in the Library.
- Free legal help available the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Please call (925) 803-7252 to confirm. Sign up at the reference desk or call beginning one week before the session.
- Free legal help available the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Rincon Branch Library, 725 Rincon Ave, Livermore. Call (925) 373-5540 to book an appointment up to a week in advance .
- Free legal help available the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Pleasanton Library. Please call (925) 931-3400 extension 4 to confirm. Sign up between 5:30 and 5:45 pm day of event. Appointments selected by lottery at 5:50 pm. You must be present when names are drawn, and there is no waiting list.
Questions? Are you an attorney interested in volunteering? Contact Lawyers in the Library, (510) 272-6486.