"Lawyers in the Library" offers free 20-minute consultations at the Sacramento County Public Law Library every Monday night for two hours, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Any Sacramento County resident who is not represented by an attorney is eligible for the Lawyers in the Library program.
A lottery to fill appointment slots will be held at 5:15 p.m. The first appointment begins at 5:30 p.m. A bilingual attorney, who speaks Spanish, will be available to assist customers the first Monday of the month.
The "Lawyers in the Library" program is ideal for those who have a legal issue that is outside of the scope of services of the Sacramento County Public Law Library's Civil Self-Help Center, or for those who work or have other obligations during the day.
The aim of "Lawyers in the Law Library" is to contribute to the Sacramento legal community's effort to help people who cannot afford private legal services by coordinating and facilitating brief access to information and referral from local attorneys serving pro bono. Because the library's mission is to connect people with legal information, we view this program as helping to forge another connection between the private bar and the people who are least likely to find any other opportunity for twenty minutes of professional attention and consideration.
We hope the “Lawyers in the Library” program will increase community recognition of Sacramento County Public Law Library’s role in providing free access to legal information for over 100 years.