Lawyers in the Library Volunteer – Tim Iglesias – Housing Law/Affordable Housing Expert

One of the many dedicated attorney volunteers for Alameda County’s Lawyers in the Library program

Tim Iglesias, law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, organized and co-wrote an amicus brief in a case now before the California Supreme Court.  On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the court heard oral arguments in CALIFORNIA 2015_tim_iglesias_photoBUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION v. CITY OF SAN JOSE (AFFORDABLE HOUSING NETWORK OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY) (S212072).  An amicus brief filed in this appeal can be read here.  Others can be found by accessing the California Briefs database at the Alameda County Law Library.

For more discussion on this case, see the article in the SJ Mercury News here.

Recently, Professor Iglesias was a member of the panel of experts discussing the case on KQED’s radio program,  Forum, on April 9, 2015.   The program focused its discussion on the case and its possible impact on the estimated 170 local California governments that have “inclusionary housing” laws including the city of Berkeley in Alameda County.

We, here at Alameda County Law Library, know Professor Inglesias as one of the many dedicated volunteer attorneys who staff the Alameda County Lawyers in the Library program.  Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues. These consultations take place at public libraries (including the Alameda County Law Library) on a rotating basis throughout the month. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important step in the library’s mission of providing access to justice to its community.

For more information about the Lawyers in the Library program including volunteer opportunities, please contact Nicole at ACLL at nicole.lemieux@acgov.org.

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