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Free legal consultations scheduled for Monday

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019

The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana State Bar Association, will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a program to provide free legal consultations to those who cannot afford counsel, on Monday, January 21, at the LaFontaine Center, 208 W. State Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program is held annually as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While this program is geared toward low-income individuals, it is open to the public without regard to income. Attorneys will provide free 10 to 15-minute consultations to answer general questions and offer legal information. This is advice only, not legal representation.

Additionally, a hotline will be available to residents throughout the area who are unable to attend the event in person. The coverage area includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. Individuals may call (260) 407-0917 or toll free at (877) 407-0917 on January 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Ruth de Wit, executive director, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, at (260) 407-0917 or ruth@vlpnei.org.