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The Law Library will open at 8:45am on Friday, December 14, 2018 due to staff shortage.

The Law Library will be closed for the holidays on these days:

• December 21, 2018 will close at 2pm

• December 22, 24, and 25, 2018

• December 28, 2018 will close at 12pm

• December 29, 31, and January 1, 2018

The Law Library has new MCLE audio material up to date.

The Law Library has a new expanded Westlaw database, which includes all states and all secondary legal materials.

The Law Library is now open on Tuesday until 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. These hours have been restored thanks to contributions to the Law Library Foundation.

The San Mateo County Law Library Board of Trustee meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2018 at 12:15pm. The current and previous board meeting agendas can be found here.



The Law Library offers a free Consumer Law Clinic sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid every Monday starting at 10am. RSVP for your spot by calling (650) 358.0745. The clinic meets in the Law Library Conference Room.

The San Mateo County Superior Court offers a Small Claims Advisor to assist with Small Claims every Wednesday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, in the 2nd floor Conference Room of 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (650) 363.4303 for more information.

The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers a Filing for Divorce Workshop every Tuesday, 1:15pm to 3:00pm in their office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. You must sign up in advance for this workshop at the Family Law Facilitator's Office website. Call (650) 363.4590 for more information.

The Department of Child Support Services Outreach offers help on Child Support issues every Tuesday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Call (866) 901.3212 for more information.

Legal Aid Society offers a Landlord/Tenant Clinic every Monday, 8:30am to 11:30am, in the Family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City.

Bay Area Legal Aid offers a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9am, and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30pm at their office located at 1048 El Camino Real, Ste. A in Redwood City. Call (650) 358.0745 for more information.

API Legal Outreach offers a Naturalization Clinic in Daly City, Oakland and San Francisco. Call (415) 567.6255 for more information.

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It is our mission to assist all people, whether members of the general public or local attorneys, in their efforts to use the legal system effectively.



Every 4th Wednesday of the month between 6pm and 8pm, a lawyer is available for a free, one-on-one, 20 minute consultation with you on the legal issue covered for the month listed below. You must sign up by calling the Law Library at (650) 363.4913.

Upcoming Date and Topic:

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Probate

The public libraries of Belmont (650.591.8286), Foster City (650.574.4892), Millbrae (650.697.7607), Redwood City (650.780.7058, press '0'), Pacifica Sharp Park (650.355.5196), and East Palo Alto (650.321.7712) also participate in this program. Check for their upcoming dates and topics here.

Also, Bay Area Legal Aid offers a Legal Advice Line for low-income Bay Area residents Monday and Thursday, 9:30am to 3pm and Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30am to 1pm. Please call (800) 551.5554.


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710 Hamilton Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363.4913