Our Programs

Weekly & Monthly Legal Clinics

BANKRUPTCY

  • Bankruptcy Ch. 7: Informational session, one-on-one brief consultation with a volunteer attorney.

  • Bankruptcy Form Completion: Clients must be referred from the Bankruptcy Ch. 7 clinic for referral. One-on-one meetings by appointment.

  • Bankruptcy Post-Filing: Clients with issues after filing speak to an attorney about options and solutions. By appointment.

Our Bankruptcy Clinics are funded in part by a generous grant from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS 

In partnership with the Family Violence Law Center and Alameda County Superior Court 

  • Weekly, appointment recommended, walk-in allowed.

  • Please contact the Family Violence Law Center to make an appointment: (510) 208-0220.

  • Domestic violence survivors can receive help completing petitions and declarations for restraining orders.  


FAMILY LAW

  • General Family Law & Dissolution.

  • Monthly, appointment required.

  • Multiple locations.

  • Volunteers assist with forms, understanding court procedures, and legal questions.

  • Not covered: move-away orders, custody cases where CPS is involved, QDROs. 

 

LOW-INCOME LANDLORD

  • Weekly, by appointment.

  • Eviction assistance for low-income landlords and master tenants in non-payment of rent cases.

  • Volunteers assist with the preparation of notices, judicial forms, and court procedures. 

 

VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY CLINIC 

In partnership with the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Northern California 

  • Monthly, walk-in.

  • Vietnamese-speaking attorneys and interpreters available, but open to all clients.

  • Asian Branch of the Oakland Law Library, 388 9th St. in Oakland every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • General legal information offered by volunteer attorneys. 

Community Legal Assistance Saturday Program (CLASP)

  • First Saturday of the month, client intake from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

  • Alameda County Law Library, 125 12th Street, Oakland.

  • No appointment required, open to anyone seeking brief advice or referral in a legal matter.

  • 15 minute consultation with an attorney  in a wide spectrum of areas of law, including family, immigration, housing, employment, consumer, bankruptcy, personal injury, trusts & estates, real estate and more.

  • Interpreters available in some languages.

  • CLASP flyer

Lawyers in the Library

The Lawyers in the Library program is a countywide service coordinated by Legal Access Alameda and participating local public libraries. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals at public libraries on a rotating basis throughout the month. Calendar 

Day-of Court Programs

Family Law Day of Court (FLDOC) 

In partnership with Alameda County Superior Court and the Self-Help Center

  • Service provided by court referral only.

  • Volunteers take referrals from the bench to assist self-represented litigants on the Request for Order calendar. The goal is for litigants to leave court with signed, enforceable orders in hand. Volunteers also provide litigants with information and referrals to local resources and explain court procedures such as service of process.

 

Guardianship Day-of-Court 

In partnership with Legal Assistance for Seniors, Alameda County Superior Court and the Self-Help Center

  • Service provided by court referral only.

  • Volunteers assist self-represented litigants referred by the probate examiners to correct mistakes or complete judicial forms.

  • The goal of the clinic is to assist self-represented litigants get through the highly-complex Guardianship process and provide a safe home for the children in their lives. 

Start Small Bay Area

Start Small Bay Area is a project of Start Small Think Big providing low and middle income entrepreneurs with pro bono legal, financial, and marketing assistance. Start Small's mission is to help under-resourced entrepreneurs build businesses in underserved areas so owners can increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in their communities.

BALI is an incubator community for solo attorneys dedicated to providing affordable legal services and promoting social justice. The incubator provides a one-year program to help attorneys accelerate the launch of sustainable solo practices serving low-and-middle-income clients in a wide spectrum of practice areas. BALI was launched in collaboration with five Bay Area law schools and the Alameda County Law Library.

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Administrative Office

* No Walk-Ins

1000 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94607

Intake Line

(510) 302-2222 *4

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