Local bar associations to offer free legal consultations on Monday

2013-01-19T18:30:00Z Local bar associations to offer free legal consultations on MondayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 19, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

Some 55 attorneys from various Northwest Indiana bar associations will answer legal questions and provide general legal information to the public at no cost Monday.

The free service at eight Northwest Indiana locations is provided on the Martin Luther King holiday.

Talk to a Lawyer Today is an annual public service program of the Indiana Bar Association in collaboration with its regional pro bono attorney project, Northwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyers Inc., and local bar associations. The services will be provided as a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day his birthday is celebrated.

The project provides an opportunity to ask law-related questions and get quick answers.

At last year's event, more than 200 residents took advantage of the opportunity to talk with a lawyer.

Lawyers from the Kimbrough, Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton County Bar Associations will be available for 10- to 15-minute, free walk-in consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary.

Attorneys will be at the following Lake County locations Jan. 21:

• East Chicago Shrine Center, 3711 Pulaski, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• West Side High School, Ninth Avenue and Gerry Street, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Lake Station/New Chicago Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Lake Station, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

There are two locations in Porter County: the Valparaiso University Law Library, 656 S. Greenwich St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Portage Township trustee's office, 3484 Airport Road, Portage, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attorneys also will be at the Rensselaer Public Library, 208 W. Susan St., from 1 to 7 p.m., and the Morocco Community Library, 205 S. West St., from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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