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LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS offering free legal consults
on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Jan. 21


Fifty-five attorneys from various NWI bar associations will answer legal questions and provide general legal information to members of the general public at no cost at eight Northwest Indiana locations on the Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday January 21, 2013.
Talk to a Lawyer Today, is a annual public service program of the Indiana State Bar Association in collaboration with our regional pro bono attorney project: NWI Indiana Volunteer Lawyers, Inc., and local bar associations as a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on the day that his birthday is celebrated. Now in its thirteenth year, the project has provided an opportunity to ask law-related questions and get quick answers to hundreds of Northwest Indiana residents. Many of the attorneys are repeat volunteers. At last year’s event more than 200 area residents took advantage of the opportunity to talk with a lawyer and feedback from participants was enormously appreciative.
Lawyers from the Kimbrough, Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton County Bar Associations will be available for brief, (10 to 15 minute) free walk-in consultations on a first-come first-served basis, no appointment necessary, at the following locations and times:
Lake County: East Chicago Shrine Center, 3711 Pulaski, 8:30 – 2:30
Westside High School, 9th and Gerry Sts , Gary, 11 -2
Lake Station/New Chicago Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Lake Station, 12:30- 6:30
Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, 9-5


Porter County: VU Law Library, 656 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, 9 -5
Portage Township Trustee's Office, 3484 Airport Rd., Portage, 8-4


Jasper County: Rensselaer Public Library, 208 W. Susan St., 1 to 7 .


Newton County: Morocco Community Library, 205 S. West St, 9:30 – 5:30


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 by calling 1.800.266.2581 from 8 a.m. to 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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