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.   

While our physical locations are closed, we are able to offer a limited number of Zoom or 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 per month per person or family. Zoom appointments are only available on Tuesdays. 

To request an appointment, email eAnswers@oaklandlibrary.org or call 510-238-3134.  Library staff will get back to you within three days.