Legal Access Alameda

Legal Access Alameda

Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC), the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association, provides free legal assistance to low-income self-represented litigants in Alameda County in select areas of civil law. Legal Access provides opportunities for members of the California bar to participate in pro bono work through pro per assistance clinics where volunteer attorneys assist clients with document preparation and provide clients with legal education.

Legal Access has over 30 legal clinics each month in various areas of law, including: family law, bankruptcy, domestic violence restraining orders, guardianship, and low-income landlord evictions, as well as a monthly Saturday drop-in legal advice and referral clinic in most areas of law

Benefits and Services Available to Volunteers:

  • Free MCLE training related to Legal Access substantive practice areas
  • An opportunity to gain client contact and courtroom experience early in your legal career
  • Recognition in the legal community - Legal Access honors its volunteers with a volunteer recognition event
  • Malpractice insurance coverage for all Legal Access pro bono work
  • An opportunity to use your unique skills to give back to the community and truly make a difference in someone's life

Get involved now!

There are pro bono opportunities that fit your skills and schedules. For more information, contact Amarilis Medrano, Clinics and Volunteer Coordinator, 510.302.2219 or