Legal Access Alameda (Legal Access) is the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association. Legal Access provides free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County through monthly legal clinics in a range of areas of law.
Legal Access relies on the support and commitment of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law school graduates to hold over 30 legal clinics in a month in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, guardianship, housing and more.
At Legal Access, we are committed to bridging the justice gap for those in our community who cannot afford an attorney. We strongly believe that a person's access to justice should not be determined by their income.
To find out more information about our pro bono services visit our How Do I Get Help page.
To find out how you can help Legal Access promote access to justice for Alameda County residents visit our Get Involved page.
*Our name change
Volunteer Legal Services Corporation ("VLSC") has struggled for years with a long and unwieldy name. Some parts like "corporation" have been off-putting to grantors. Our Board started the process to change our name in 2018. Lead by Ruben Sundeen, the Board struggled with getting the wording just right. We thank our Board for all their hard work!