We all see our friends do a lot of crazy and embarrassing things on New Year’s, but as a non-drinker, I actually remember it all the next day (much to the chagrin of my friends). In case you get a little too crazy this year, and life imitates art (and by art I clearly mean The Hangover), you may find yourself in need of some legal advice.
You see, for a lot of folks December 31st offers some respite from the stress of the holidays. It’s that awesome (or awful) time of year when your schedule feels like a clown’s juggling act, only instead of an apple, an orange, and a banana, you’re balancing the demands of you families, friends, and coworkers. And so, on New Year’s Eve, maybe you let loose, maybe a little too loose, and maybe the blur of bashes and booze becomes a blur of bad judgment. If you wake up on New Year’s Day in the uncomfortable constraints of a hangover and handcuffs, you may need to consult lawyer (that is, if they are officer-issued cuffs, not the pink furry kind). Unfortunately, you spent your last few dollars on cigarettes (your New Year’s resolutions went, literally, up in smoke), and you couldn’t have bought any decent legal advice for a couple bucks anyway.
Fortunately for you, the Alameda County Bar Association offers a FREE legal information and referrals twice a week at the Downtown Oakland Public Library. These Lawyers in the Library sessions are popular (see, it’s not just you!) and subject to change, so call the Main Library Information Desk (510-238-3134) in advance to confirm on the day of the program (sign-up for lottery by 5:45pm).
Lawyers in the Library
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm
Oakland Public Library Main Branch
125 14th St. [Downtown Oakland]