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You can ‘Talk to a Lawyer’ on Jan. 20

Need an attorney but can’t afford one?

The Volunteer Lawyer Program and the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor Talk to a Lawyer Today, a program that provides free legal consultation for those who cannot afford counsel, on Monday, Jan. 20. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; Carnegie Library of Steuben County Angola; and LaFontaine Center in Huntington.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can make an appointment by calling 260-407-0917.

The annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is geared towards low-income people, but it is open to the public regardless of income levels. Attorneys will provide free 10-15 minute consultations and offer legal advice only, not legal representation.

Residents who are unable to attend can access the program during the event with telephone advice from attorneys by calling 260-407-0917 or toll free at 877-407-0917. Phone advice will be available from a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 50 attorneys will be volunteering to work in two-hour shifts, with a variety of areas of legal expertise represented in each. Topics that typically generate qestions include family law, divorce, child support, bankruptcy, consumer debts, landlord-tenant issues, wills and advance directives, driving license restoration, guardianships and more.

The statewide program is now in its 18th year.