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The monthly Lawyer in the Library program, free 15-minute consultations with an attorney, resumes the scalefourth Tuesday of this month.  Sign up in person at the Information Desk starting at   5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on the day of the program:

January 24            February 28            March 28

April 25                  May 23                     June 27

July 25                   August 22                September 26

October 24           November 28          December-no program

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This year the last chance to meet with a volunteer lawyer at Fremont Main will be on Law-logo[1]Tuesday, November 26. The Lawyer in the Library program resumes on January 28, 2014, the fourth Tuesday of that month. During the break, appointments with volunteer lawyers may still be available in other libraries. Since registration methods vary, be sure to contact the host library beforehand and find out how to register. At Fremont Main, those seeking a 15-minute consultation with a lawyer need to register in person at the Information Desk between 5 and 5:45 p.m. on the day of the program. A lottery at 5:50 p.m. assigns the time of the appointment. The phone number for the Info Desk is (510) 745-1401.

Take a peek at the library’s online Legal Information Resource Center to prepare for a meeting with any lawyer.

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On the fourth Tuesday of the month, people sign up at the Fremont Main Library to take part in a lottery that awards 15 free minutes of consultation with an attorney.  The Lawyer in the Library program at Fremont Main this year ends on Tuesday, November 22, and resumes in January.  During the break, volunteer lawyers may still be available in other libraries that offer the program.  Since registration methods vary, be sure to contact the host library beforehand and find out how to register.  The Information Desk at Fremont Main can be reached at tel. (510) 745-1401.

If you are researching a legal matter, you may find something useful at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center.   There is also legal information available through the Alameda County Library website.

Incidentally, on a recent trip to Hong Kong, I heard of “villain hitting” for the first time.  I did not have the chance to see how this is done, but apparently here’s how the ceremony goes. I wonder what made me think of this just now?

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The Lawyer in the Library program of the Alameda County Bar Association comes to the Fremont Main Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December. This month, it will be on March 22. Patrons who wish to avail themselves of this service need to submit their names between 5 and 5:45 p.m. at the Information Desk. Names are drawn at 5:50 p.m., and each person must be present when his or her name is called in order to be assigned a 15-minute appointment with a lawyer. Sometimes more patrons sign up than can be accommodated. Other libraries host this program and it pays to contact the participating library in advance to confirm the date and time and to inquire about the sign-up procedure, which varies. The Information Desk at Fremont Main can be reached at tel. (510) 745-1401.

Besides the Lawyer in the Library program, legal information is available at the Alameda County Library website, under the Research tab. Forms and information in a number of languages are available at the Self-help Center, which also offers the option to Ask a Law Librarian. (Librarians may point to sources of information but cannot provide legal advice or interpretations of the law.) These online resources are worth noting since the popular NOLO and other law guides seldom stay on library shelves. The Fremont Main Library’s legal reference section, a mere fraction of the collections in the Alameda County Law Library in Oakland and Hayward, has select publications for use only within the library. Dan Hess of the Albany Library recently took pictures of Fremont Main’s legal reference shelves and created the following image.

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