Lawyers in the Library

The Lawyers in the Library program is a free information and referral program held at different libraries and staffed by volunteer lawyers. In a one-on-one appointment, lawyers can answer questions on most legal topics. If legal help is required, people are referred to  other agencies. 

The program is co-sponsored by Alameda County Bar Association, Legal Access Alameda.   

We are able to offer a limited number of phone appointments, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Appointments usually run for about 10-15 minutes. Due to limited availability, we can only make one appointment every 30 days per person or family.

To request an appointment, please call 510-238-3138. You can also email eAnswers@oaklandlibrary.org. Library staff will get back to you within three days.