Lawyers in the Library

Lawyers in the Library offers free legal information and referral. The program is co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association (510-302-2222). If legal help is required, people are referred to the Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service or other agencies.

Sessions are popular and sometimes subject to change. Please call in advance to confirm before coming to the library.

Lawyers in the Library Schedule

Main Library

125 14th Street, (510) 238-3134

Sign up begins at 5:00pm. Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery at 5:45pm. There are eight time slots available. Lawyers in the Library Program occurs on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library near the Magazine and Newspaper Room.

  • First Wednesday evening of each month (Bankruptcy Issues only on this night), 6 to 8pm
  • First Thursday evening of each month, 6 to 8pm
  • Second Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8pm
  • Third Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8pm
  • Fourth Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm

81st Avenue Branch 

1021 81st Avenue, (510) 615-5812

Please call in advance to confirm on the day of the program. Sign up at 4:45pm.  Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • Third Tuesday evening of each month, 5 to 7pm

Cesar E. Chavez Branch

3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 271

Sign up for bilingual lawyer (Spanish/English) at 4:15 pm. Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • Second Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Dimond Branch Library

3565 Fruitvale Avenue, (510) 482-7844

Sign up at 5:45pm. Names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

Eastmont Branch Library

Eastmont Town Center, Suite 211, 7200 Bancroft Avenue, (510) 615-5726

Advance sign ups begin at 4:30pm in the library.

  • Second Mondays, 5 to 7pm

Elmhurst Branch Library

1427 88th Avenue, (510) 615-5727

  • First Saturdays, 12 to 2pm

Montclair Branch

1687 Mountain Blvd, (510) 482-7810

Register by phone starting one week in advance.

  • Second Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

Rockridge Branch

Sign up at 4:45 pm. Volunteer lawyer may leave before 7pm if no more clients are present.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 5 to 7pm

Temescal Branch

5205 Telegraph Avenue, (510) 597-5049

Sign up at 5:45 pm, names of those persons present will be selected by lottery.

  • First Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8pm

West Oakland Library

1801 Adeline St., (510) 238-7352

Advance sign-ups begin at 4:30pm

  • First Tuesday evenings, 5 to 6:30pm