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The Law Library will be closed the following times and dates through Friday, November 10, 2017:

  • Friday, October 20 through Thursday, November 9 - Opening at 8:45am.
  • Friday, October 27 - Closing at 3:30pm.
  • Tuesday, October 31 - Closing at 4:00pm.
  • Monday, November 6 - Closing at 4:00pm.
  • Thursday, November 9 - Closing at 12:45pm.
  • Friday, November, 10 - Closed all day in observance of Veteran's Day.

Come get free legal advice with an attorney and attend legal information sessions! Community Law Night will be held on November 6, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Siena Youth Center located at 2625 Marlborough Ave in Redwood City. For more information, you can call the information line at (650) 298-4030.

The San Mateo County Law Library Board of Trustee meeting for Thursday, October 26, 2017 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2017. 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 starting at 3:30pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of 400 County Center, Redwood City, California. Call (650) 363.4303 for more information.

The Family Law Facilitator's Office offers a Filing for Divorce Workshop every Tuesday starting at 1:15pm in the Family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City, California. Call (650) 363.4590 for more information.

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

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, California. Call (650) 358.0745 for more information.

The Child Custody Clinic meets every Tuesday 1:15pm to 3pm, Wednesday 9am to 11am, and Thursday (Spanish only) 1:15pm to 3pm in the Family Law Facilitator's Office, 2nd floor, 400 County Center, Redwood City, California. Call (866) 901.3121 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.



Once a month, the San Mateo County Law Library offers a noontime lecture by local prominent attorneys on a wide variety of legal subjects.



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 Dates and Topics:

6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Wills, Trusts, Probate, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care issues. (10/17/17 update: This date is completely filled)

No programs offered at the Law Library in November or December due to the holiday schedule.

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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Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4913