Lawyer’s Referral Service/ Volunteer Legal Service Center

Provides free legal assistance to low-income residents in Alameda County in the areas of general family law advice (custody, visitation, and support), dissolution of marriage, immigration, debt collection, guardianship, and low-income landlord eviction assistance. For certain types of cases, and for cases that the clinics cannot handle, the VLSC operates a referral service for pro bono representation (there is an administrative fee for all cases placed with a pro bono attorney) Each year hundreds of volunteer attorneys assist more than 2,000 clients.

Services provided:

VLSC: family law, debt collection defense, guardianship, immigration, low-income landlord eviction assistance

LRS referral areas are bankruptcy, business law, consumer law, criminal defense, estate planning/wills and trusts, family law, immigration, labor and employment, landlords, personal injury, probate, real estate, taxation and worker’s comp

(510) 893-7160
Office Hours: 
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Provide referrals to pro bono attorneys for a fee of $30
610 16th Street
Street 2: 
Suite 426

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