'Lawyers in the Library' Around Town, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm
Members of the Alameda County Bar Association visit the Pleasanton Public Library on the third Tuesday of each month to give free 15 to 20 minute consultations, in a program co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association. Appointments are by lottery. Register from 5:30-5:45 p.m.; names will be selected at 5:50 p.m. and people must be present when names are drawn. Appointments begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Call 931-3400, ext. 7.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 9:00 PM
Posted by Rob, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm
I really doubt they're doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. The middle of their wallets is a more likely target. This has fishing expedition written all over it. 1 in 12 odds that an attorney finds a "case" that lands him a nice fee. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more attorneys than people tomorrow night...
Posted by June, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Rob, you are possibly correct, but sometimes people dont know where to start at all and having an opportunity to meet with an attorney to get general direction is helpful. I am not an attorney, but I do have an Employee Assistance Program through my employer where I can phone and talk to an attorney for 15-20 minutes of consultation. Its been helpful and Im glad I have it. Drop ins are the next best thing for many people.