Need Free Legal Help in the Bay Area?


Volunteer Legal Services Corporation  –  Free Legal Aid

The Volunteer Legal Service Corporation (VLSC) is the pro bono arm of the Alameda County Bar Association. VLSC provides free legal aid to low-income people in Alameda County through pro per legal clinics. These clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys who help people learn how to represent themselves in court.

Click here to print our Need Legal Help? brochure.

I need help. Can VLSC help me?

You may be eligible if you have a case in Alameda County that is within our program priorities and if you fall within our income guidelines. Contact us for the most up-to-date information.

We provide assistance in the following areas of law at our free legal clinics. VLSC does not provide an attorney to go with you to court, but our volunteers can help with paperwork and give advice.

–  Bankruptcy
–  Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
–  Family Law
–  Guardianship
–  Low-Income Landlord Unlawful Detainer Assistance
–  Unlawful Detainer Mediation

How do I contact VLSC?

If you are a client seeking legal help, call VLSC at:

510-302-2222 press option 4. Intake hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Intake Coordinator will need to ask you several questions to determine whether we can assist you. If we cannot assist you, we will do our best to refer you to someone who can. Interpreting services are available in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese upon request.