Lawyers in the Library

We invite you to make a request for a free consultation below.  Before your consultation, though, we highly recommend that you consult with a reference librarian by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., via live chat service at, or by phone at 213-785-2513.  This will help you be fully prepared and make the best use of your consultation time with the attorney once assigned.

This program provides free 20-30 minute consultations with volunteer lawyers for people who have legal problems to discuss but do not have a lawyer representing them.  Consultations may be either in person or by telephone depending on the patron’s preference and the availability of lawyers with expertise on the requested topic.

Remember to organize and bring all related documents, forms and court papers to your appointment! Come prepared with all questions written down: time is limited.

To register: By appointment only. Click on the IN-PERSON or TELEPHONE button below to fill out the online request form and provide an eSignature on the disclosure form. The Library will email to confirm your appointment and volunteer availability for your requested legal issue. We won't be able to schedule you for a consultation with a lawyer without your eSignature on the disclosure form.



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Currently scheduled dates:

  • Friday, June 21
  • Friday, July 19
  • Friday, August 16
  • Friday, September 20
  • Friday, October 25
  • Friday, November 15
  • NO LITL in December


                LA Law Library-Main Branch

                301 W. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Notice: Arrive early!  Downtown parking and traffic can be challenging and our attorneys are generally fully scheduled for the duration of the program. If you are late, we may not be able to provide you a consultation. 


Areas of law that are usually covered, either by telephone or in person, include:

  • Challenging Government Agency Decisions (Writs)
  • Children’s Court
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
  • Conservatorships
  • Contracts (formation and breach)
  • Credit Card/Debt Collection
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce and Child Custody/Support
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship of Estate
  • Guardianship of the Person
  • Immigration
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury/Auto Accident
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Small Claims

 A few things you should know:

  • Each person is allowed two consultations per calendar year.
  • This program is not a substitute for legal representation.
  • Attorneys will provide advice about filling out forms but will not fill out your forms.
  • We do our best to facilitate helpful consultations but cannot provide guaranties, given the popularity of the program, the dependence on volunteers and the broad range of issues.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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