Free legal help offered Monday through Talk to a Lawyer event

You will have an opportunity to talk to an attorney for free on Monday at several local locations.

Kelly Baer with the local Legal Aid office said Talk to a Lawyer Day on Jan. 16th gives a chance for people to spend up to 15 minutes going over their legal issues with an attorney.

The event is organized and sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association and the local Legal Aid Office in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Baer said the lawyers involved are experienced and can cover many topics including family law and estate planning and landlord-tenant issues. However, due to the short amount of time available for consultations she also suggested that you should come with a list of your questions prepared in advance and with any pertinent paperwork.

In Bartholomew County the event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Bartholomew County Public Library and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the Legal Aid office in the United Way Building on 13th Street.

There will also be locations at:

  • Brown County/Nashville — Brown County Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Decatur County/Greensburg — Decatur County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jackson County/Seymour — Jackson County Public Library from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Jennings County/North Vernon — Jennings County Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m.

You can also call a local hotline for advice from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 877-378-0358 or a state hotline available in English and Spanish from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 800-266-2581.