Free legal consults offered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2014-01-16T00:00:00Z Free legal consults offered on Martin Luther King Jr. DayTimes Staff
January 16, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Seventy-five Northwest Indiana attorneys will provide brief legal consultations at no cost to the public at eight locations Monday on Martin Luther King Day.

"Talk to a Lawyer Today" is a annual public service program of the Indiana State Bar Association in collaboration with the Indiana Supreme Court’s regional pro bono attorney project: NWI Indiana Volunteer Lawyers, Inc., the Kimbrough Bar Association, and Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton county bar associations as a tribute to the  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

Brief (10- to 15-minute) consultations are on a first-come first-served basis, no appointment necessary, at the following locations:

East Chicago Shrine Center, 3711 Pulaski St., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

West Side High School, Ninth and Gerry streets, Gary, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lake Station/New Chicago branch library, 2400 Central Ave., Lake Station, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Rensselaer Public Library, 208 W. Susan St., 10 a.m.  to 7 p.m.

Morocco Community Library, 205 S. West St., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Persons who are unable to travel to the walk-in sites can speak to Indianapolis attorneys on a statewide hotline for both English and Spanish-speaking callers at (800) 266-2581 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (CST). Calls will be answered in the order received and wait times are often long due to the volume of calls.

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