Community Legal Resources

The following legal resources for the public are provided by the organizations posting them, and are not endorsed or reviewed for accuracy by the ACBA or Legal Access Alameda.


  • The Alameda County Law Library hosts a list of legal resources for the public. View them here

Eviction Moritorium



Domestic Violence


Disaster Preparedness

Mental Health

  • The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.  1-800-662-HELP (4357).

The Alameda County Self-Help Center is located at:

Hayward Hall of Justice
24405 Amador Street, 1st Floor (Department 501)

For additional information, call the Self-Help Center: 510-272-1393

Visit the court’s website to learn more about the legal resources available to you when representing yourself in court:

National, State, and County Bar Associations

If you live outside of Alameda County and are looking for an attorney, you should contact the bar association in your county.

American Bar Association
State Bar of California
Bar Association of San Francisco
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Marin County Bar Association
San Mateo County Bar Association
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Bar Associations in Other California Counties

Legal Services Agencies

The following agencies are recipients of the State Bar of California’s Legal Services Trust Fund Program operating within Alameda County. For comprehensive information about legal services provides throughout the state of California, please visit

Bay Area Legal Aid
California Indian Legal Services
Centro Legal de la Raza
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
East Bay Community Law Center
Family Violence Law Center
Homeless Action Center
Impact Fund
Insight Center
Legal Assistance for Seniors
National Center for Youth Law

Legal Services Directory

Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC) is pleased to present the tenth edition of the Alameda County Legal Services Directory, which lists 126 legal and community service agencies. This Directory was produced by Legal Access Alameda in cooperation with the community agencies represented in this Directory.

2016 Legal Services Directory

Local Court Contact Information

Superior Courts

Alameda County Superior Court
Contra Costa County Superior Court
San Francisco County Superior Court
San Mateo Superior Court
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Marin County Superior Court

Appellate Courts

District Court of Appeal, First District
Supreme Court of California

Federal Courts

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Nothern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California
Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California

Public Sector Attorneys

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
Alamda County Office of County Counsel