All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
Lawyers in the Library
Lawyers in the Library has been extended through May 2019 & a lawyer has confirmed for the Temescal Branch Library on May 7 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 coordinated by the librarians at the Bernard E. Witkin Law Library. Click here for general questions about locations and schedules or call 510-272-6486 for other information about Lawyers in the Library.
Sessions are popular and subject to change. Please call in advance to confirm before coming to the library.
Sign-ups for the lawyers scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month at Temescal Branch Library are made that day by phone or in person starting at 5:45 p.m. A telephone call after 2:00 p.m. that day to 510-597-5049 to confirm the lawyer is coming will save a trip to the branch.
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."