Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Contact the ACBA LRS to be referred to a qualified, insured, pre-screened attorney. (510) 302-2222.

Do you need a lawyer and not know where to start? Call us at (510) 302-ACBA (2222), opt 4 or contact us online at: https://www.acbanet.org/need-a-lawyer/ to be matched up with a pre-screened attorney. The ACBA LRS has been the trusted source for lawyer referrals in Alameda County for 50 years and is regulated and certified by the State Bar of California. For a $35 fee, we match you with an attorney qualified to help you with your legal issue for up to a 30 minute consultation.

Good tips for avoiding ageism in the workplace.
04/10/2019
How to Avoid Ageism

Good tips for avoiding ageism in the workplace.

There are several misconceptions about older workers and the attributes they bring to ther workplace. Here are tips to avoid them.

03/29/2019

Please note that the ACBA and the ACBA LAwyer Referral Service will be closed on Monday April 1, 2019 for Cesar Chavez Day.

Worried about negligent referrals? We got you.
03/25/2019

Worried about negligent referrals? We got you.

Tune into KALW Your Legal Rights, at 7 pm March 6th,  to hear ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers talking about what local bars can ...
03/05/2019
Your Legal Rights

Tune into KALW Your Legal Rights, at 7 pm March 6th, to hear ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers talking about what local bars can do for the community.

For more than 30 years, Your Legal Rights has provided KALW listeners with free legal information and guidance. We carry on the work of the program's

02/18/2019
SCAMMER ALERT: If you get a call from the "Social Security Administration" please review these tips from the FTC before ...
01/16/2019
Scammers impersonate the Social Security Administration

SCAMMER ALERT: If you get a call from the "Social Security Administration" please review these tips from the FTC before you give ANY personal information. Protect your identity!

Your Social Security number is an important key for an identity thief.

Please note that the ACBA LRS will be closed for the holidays from noon today through January 1, 2019. If you need a law...
12/21/2018

Please note that the ACBA LRS will be closed for the holidays from noon today through January 1, 2019. If you need a lawyer while our referral specialists are out of the office, please send us a message online and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! https://www.acbanet.org/public/

Happy Holidays from the ACBA! We'll be closed from noon today through January 1st. We'll be back in the office on January 2, 2019.

Great news for Oakland residents.
12/11/2018

Great news for Oakland residents.

Alameda Superior Court issues press release about re-opening Self-Help unit In Oakland early 2019

11/28/2018
media2.mofo.com

Morrison & Foerster LLP has released an updated handbook as a resource for survivors of the Fall 2018 California fires.

Good guide for those affected by wildfires.
11/19/2018
Wildfire Assistance

Good guide for those affected by wildfires.

Click here for wildfire assistance resources and information.

BREAKING - California will replace bail with “risk assessments” of individuals and nonmonetary conditions of release
08/28/2018
Gov. Brown signs bill eliminating money bail in California

BREAKING - California will replace bail with “risk assessments” of individuals and nonmonetary conditions of release

Under Senate Bill 10, California will replace bail with “risk assessments” of individuals and non-monetary conditions of release.

06/29/2018
www.sfgate.com

A Texas nonprofit has established a hotline to help reunite immigrant families. The new "National Families Together Hotline" will be staffed by volunteers who have been trained to ask for the information they need to find detained parents, according to the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

Scam alert - The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office NEVER calls with a demand for money or payment.
06/25/2018
Scam Alert: Calls from the DA's Office » Alameda County Bar Association

Scam alert - The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office NEVER calls with a demand for money or payment.

Scam Alert The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been made aware of a recent attempted scam in which individuals are receiving calls on cell and home phones claiming to be from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The callers leave messages or speak to the individual answer...

06/13/2018
Remezcla

"You don't have to be a lawyer to defend someone else's rights"

This young girl uses "los," "las" and the gender-neutral "les" — watch her explain why.

The proposed bill would "allow Californians to file court cases anonymously if they can show that use of their names mig...
04/17/2018
Bay Area legislator moves to protect immigrants, others in court cases

The proposed bill would "allow Californians to file court cases anonymously if they can show that use of their names might expose them to some type of harm. Getting deported, for example."

A Bay Area lawmaker is proposing to allow Californians to file court cases anonymously if they can show that use of their names might expose them to some type of harm. Getting deported, for example. "Given the national climate, many immigrants are extremely hesitant to appear in court or take part i...

Have you heard that the rules for jury selection may change?
04/02/2018
Alameda County Bar Association

Have you heard that the rules for jury selection may change?

Big news - potential jurors in Alameda County could be sent anywhere in the county.

Thank you Linda Brown, may you rest in peace.
03/27/2018
ACLU

Thank you Linda Brown, may you rest in peace.

The Brown decision made America a beacon of hope to the rest of the world; it taught us that we could, through the rule of law, end a kind of oppression and race-based caste system.

Today we honor Linda Brown and all the fights we have left to win.

Please note, the ACBA LRS program will be closed for our move to a new office space March 15, 15, and 19th. We'll be bac...
03/14/2018
Alameda County Bar Association

Please note, the ACBA LRS program will be closed for our move to a new office space March 15, 15, and 19th. We'll be back on the phones Tuesday March 20th.

Notice, the ACBA will close due to the move to our new office space 3/15/18-3/19/18 and will reopen for business in our new suite on Tuesday 3/20/18.

Questions about your rights during a walkout?
02/23/2018

Questions about your rights during a walkout?

If you think your rights are being violated, contact your local ACLU affiliate at aclu.org/affiliates.

Big news - to get your marijuana conviction dismissed, contact the DA's Office at CannabisDismissal@acgov.org!
02/22/2018
Alameda County DA To Dismiss Nearly 6,000 Old Pot Convictions

Big news - to get your marijuana conviction dismissed, contact the DA's Office at [email protected]!

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley has announced plans to dismiss nearly 6,000 old marijuana cases in the wake of a new state law that legalizes the possession and recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older.

“It has been reported that the conditions are so deplorable that detainees are requesting deportation over pursuing cl...
12/14/2017
Feinstein asks ICE to investigate alleged abuses at Richmond jail

“It has been reported that the conditions are so deplorable that detainees are requesting deportation over pursuing claims in immigration court,” Feinstein wrote to Thomas Homan, acting director of ICE, on Dec. 5.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is asking the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate the West Contra Costa County jail in...

"If you're given information that makes you scratch your head, this department is here to help," Kincaid said. "We can g...
12/13/2017
Why Your Car Insurance Rate Can't Go Up After The CA Wildfires

"If you're given information that makes you scratch your head, this department is here to help," Kincaid said. "We can get it corrected." To reach the California Department of Insurance, call 1-800-927-4357.

California had the worst fire season in the state's history. But state officials said it should not affect your car insurance rate.

11/28/2017
The Bay Area Resilience Collaberative (BARC)

Attention survivors of the North bay Fires: ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers talks legal resources and The Bay Area Resilience Collaberative (BARC) | KALW

The Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) -- Providing Legal Help for California North Bay Wildfire Survivors. Guests: Carole Conn -- Director o...

The ACBA and the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda will be closed on Friday 11/10 in observance of Veteran...
11/10/2017

The ACBA and the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda will be closed on Friday 11/10 in observance of Veterans Day.

Government agencies estimate that a food assistance program will be in place for people to apply next week. Once it is a...
10/20/2017
www.acbanet.org

Government agencies estimate that a food assistance program will be in place for people to apply next week. Once it is available, there is only a seven-day window for people to apply. More details soon!

10/18/2017
Disaster Related Services

Workers and families who have lost work/pay are able to collect their unemployment benefits due to the North Bay Fires. FEMA has made the determination that Sonoma and Napa counties qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, and we’re told that EDD will soon be posting information on its website about the program, which starts the clock on the 30-day filing period. We’re still waiting on information from FEMA about the other five counties (Butte, Mendocino, Lake, Yuba, Nevada).

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Those who try to turn a profit at the expense of our neighbors and friends will be prosecuted! File complaints at www.oa...
10/17/2017
State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General

Those who try to turn a profit at the expense of our neighbors and friends will be prosecuted! File complaints at www.oag.ca.gov, or call (800) 952-5225. https://www.oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/amid-historic-northern-california-wildfires-attorney-general-becerra-issues

The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool.

We're hiring! Our Lawyer Referral Service is looking for an intake coordinator. The Intake Coordinator is a full time no...
09/22/2017
Employment Opportunities » Alameda County Bar Association

We're hiring! Our Lawyer Referral Service is looking for an intake coordinator. The Intake Coordinator is a full time non-exempt position that is the primary point of contact between clients seeking attorney services and the attorneys offering legal services.

The Alameda County Bar Association, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a nonprofit, voluntary bar association. Please check out the open ACBA jobs below.

Citing issues with the construction of interview rooms, and as a way of reaching a compromise with a coalition spearhead...
09/21/2017
Reversal in decision to hold inmate arraignments in Dublin

Citing issues with the construction of interview rooms, and as a way of reaching a compromise with a coalition spearheaded by the public defender’s office, Judge Jacobson is moving felony arraignments to Oakland by Sept. 25.

Felony arraignments of in-custody inmates that had been moved to a new Dublin courthouse will be headed back to Oakland after a coalition spearheaded by the Alameda County public defender fought the move, officials said Tuesday. Public Defender Brendon Woods objected to the Dublin hearings because l...

Please note: The ACBA and the Superior Court of California will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday September ...
09/01/2017

Please note: The ACBA and the Superior Court of California will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday September 4th.

08/16/2017
www.courts.ca.gov

Los tribunales de California son para todos. No importa ni el idioma que habla ni dónde nació. Encuentre recursos e información sobre temas de inmigración.

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Oakland, CA
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General information

Certified by the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California, the ACBA LRS refers thousands of clients to qualified attorneys every year. Our referral counselors are trained to evaluate your situation and find the right lawyer for your needs. LRS attorneys are screened for their experience, knowledge and ethics. Contact us now for a consultation. Be sure to mention Facebook. The ACBA LRS page is not confidential. Please do not share specific details of legal matters on this page. For help finding a lawyer, please call (510) 302- 2222 ext 4, or visit https://www.acbanet.org/For%20the%20Public/NeedaLawyer.aspx.

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Monday 13:00 - 15:30
Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 15:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

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