Area residents can consult with a lawyer free of charge at eight Northwest Indiana locations in four counties on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Now in its 17th year, Talk to a Lawyer Today brings together 80 attorneys from various NWI bar associations, said Stephanie Wicke, of Hobart-based NWI Volunteer Lawyers Inc., about this public service pro bono program of the Indiana Bar Association and the Indiana Supreme Court.

“We get all kinds of questions especially about family law — wills, estates,” Wicke said.

Other inquiries deal with such topics as foreclosures, civil rights, nonprofits, identity theft and employment and wages, she said.

Locations and times vary by county.

LAKE COUNTY

• Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3715 Butternut, East Chicago, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Westside High School, 9th and Gerry streets, Gary, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Lake Station/New Chicago Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Lake Station, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.

PORTER COUNTY

• Valparaiso University Law Library, 656 S. Greenwich St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Portage Township Trustee’s Office, 3484 Airport Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JASPER COUNTY

• Jasper County Community Services, 967 E. Leopold, Rensselaer, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NEWTON COUNTY

• Morocco Community Library, 205 S. West St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone-in questions will be answered in English and Spanish from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 15 by calling 800-266-2581.

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