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'Lawyers in the Library'

Original post made on Dec 21, 2011

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.

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Posted by Rob
a resident of Birdland
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...

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Posted by June
a resident of Amador Estates
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.

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