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Volunteer Lawyer Program offers free counsel

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012

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 for those who cannot afford counsel. The program will be Monday, January 16 as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although “Talk To A Lawyer” 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 for those who utilize this service. It is advice only, not legal representation.

Three locations throughout northeast Indiana will offer “Talk To A Lawyer Today” services from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on January 16. These include in Huntington County: the LaFontaine Center, 208 W. State Street; in Allen County: the Allen County Public Library Downtown, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne and in Steuben County: the Carnegie Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne Street, Angola.

A hotline is also available to residents throughout the region who are unable to attend in person and a toll free number will be staffed by Spanish speaking attorneys. The coverage areas include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties. Residents may call (260) 407-0917 or toll free at (877) 407-0917 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to use this service on January 16.

For more information about this program contact Terry McCaffrey, executive director, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana at (260) 407-0917.