Volunteers needed for Lawyers in the Library
The Lawyers in the Library program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteer lawyers provide free, short consultations 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 selected public libraries on a rotating basis throughout the month.
ACLL is seeking legal professionals who wish to give back to their community and assist people who need a helping hand in sorting out their legal issues. The Lawyers in the Library program is an important component of the law library’s mission of providing access to justice for the community.
The Alameda County Superior Court has consolidated cases involving landlord-tenant, family law, domestic violence, and small claims at the Hayward courthouse. These are the areas of law where the parties are most likely to be self-represented. Public librarians report seeing greater demand for the Lawyers in the Library service in the southern and eastern parts of Alameda County and are eager to fill the current vacancies.
Here are the current vacancies:
Hayward Public Library (835 C Street)
1st Monday/month- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
2nd Tuesday/month- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hayward Public Library- Weekes Branch (27300 Patrick Ave.)
4th Saturday/month- noon – 2:00 pm
Newark Library (6300 Civil Terrace Ave.)
2nd Monday/month- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Livermore Library- Civic Center (1188 S Livermore Ave.)
4th Thursday/month- 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Interested in sharing your legal skills with people who need help? Please contact ACLL at Lawyers in the Library or (510) 272-6486.