Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) will remain open regular business hours (10 AM - 5:30 PM) on January 20 for its annual film festival.
Lawyers in the Library
The Lawyers in the Library program brings an attorney to the Temescal Branch Library on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Sign-ups (in person or by phone) begin that day at 5:45 p.m. Get pro bono advice and referral from a volunteer attorney in this county-wide program of Legal Access Alameda, the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association.
Sessions are popular and subject to change. Sign-ups for the lawyers scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month at Temescal Branch Library are only made that day by phone or in person starting at 5:45 p.m.
For private attorney consultations or specialized legal advice, you may wish to contact the Alameda County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 510-302-2222. Library staff members are not authorized to provide legal consultation of any kind.
Keep in mind that every attorney has different expertise. The attorney you meet with may or may not have legal knowledge about your particular legal matter, but the purpose of the meeting is to provide guidance on how you might be able to solve your legal problem. This might mean you will be referred to another agency or Lawyer Referral Service after you meet with the volunteer attorney. If the attorney you meet with does have expertise in the area of law about which you have a question, he or she might be able to give you more information about your legal options.