Talk to lawyer for free on MLK Day, Jan. 15

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The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana in conjunction with the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a program to provide free legal consultations for those who cannot afford counsel. The program will be Monday, Jan. 15, as an annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Although geared toward low-income individuals, the service is open to the public without regard to income.

Attorneys will provide free 10- to 15-minute consultations to answer general questions and offer legal information. This is advice only, not legal representation.

Talk To A Lawyer Today sites will be available in three locations: Allen County Public Library Downtown, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Carnegie Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and LaFontaine Center, 208 W. State St., Huntington, 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The toll-free hot line access for Spanish-speaking people is (800) 266-2581.

Additionally, a hot line is available to residents throughout the region who are unable to attend in person. The coverage area includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. Residents may call (260) 407-0917 or toll free at (877) 407-0917 from 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Jan. 15 to use this service.

For more information about this program, contact Ruth de Wit, executive director, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, at (260) 407-0917 or ruth@vlpnei.org.