Legal Service Providers

Note: Many services have suspended in-person services and drop-in hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with the organization for current offerings.

Free Service funded by the City of Alameda

Legal Assistance for Seniors
Free legal services to low-income Alameda tenants age 60 and older. 
Phone:  510-832-3040
Hotline: 800-222-1753

Other Local Services

Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Referral service matches you with a pre-screened, Alameda County lawyer who is qualified to help you with your legal needs. Regulated and certified by the State Bar of California.  
Phone:  510-302-2222, option 4

Alameda County Superior Court Self-Help Center
Provides eviction-defense information and resources. Phone hours are 2-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday only.
Phone:  510-272-1393

Bay Area Legal Aid(PDF, 453KB) (Español)(PDF, 610KB)
Provides legal assistance to low- and very low-income individuals. 
Phone:  888-382-3405

Centro Legal De La Raza
Legal services agency providing eviction defense representation, legal clinics, consultations, and resources.
Phone:  510-437-1554 

East Bay Community Law Center
Focuses on defending eviction lawsuits brought against low-income tenants.
Phone:  510-548-4040

Eviction Defense Center
Serves tenants facing eviction or landlord-tenant issues. Full attorney representation for a fee, on sliding scale.
Phone:  510-452-4541

Lawyers in the Library Program
A free consultation and referral program, offered in partnership with Legal Access Alameda. Fill out online form to request an appointment. Unlike many volunteer legal service programs, patrons need not meet specific income eligibility requirements.
Phone:  510-747-7713

Legal Access Alameda
Alameda County Bar Association volunteer attorneys provide pro bono services to low-income individuals. 
Phone:  510-302-2222, option 4.

Online Resources

California Courts Self Help Center
A referral database of free and low cost legal service in California, as well as library of legal self-help resources. provides easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information, run by the Legal Aid Association of California. They do not provide direct legal services. 

Housing Resources Guide

Click for a PDF(PDF, 121KB) summarizing available resources, including the legal service providers listed above.