Consult a lawyer at no cost

By on April 29, 2011

SPRINGFIELD—Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can call and talk to a lawyer at no cost on Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 30.

Lawyer volunteers will answer phones at six locations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any Illinois resident can call toll free, or a local number in some areas, for a free phone consultation with a lawyer.

The 30th annual Ask A Lawyer Day is a public service sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with bar associations in Chicago, Northwest Suburbs, DuPage County, Lake County and Will County.

Lawyer volunteers will be able to answer questions about consumer problems, family law, estate planning, personal injury, or any other legal situations affecting individuals.

“We find that many people hesitate to see a lawyer, even when they know they have a legal problem,” said Mark D. Hassakis of Mt. Vernon, president of the Illinois State Bar Association. “Ask A Lawyer Day provides an opportunity to learn about a legal situation, or how best to address a legal problem, in a user-friendly manner.”

From anywhere in Illinois, call the Illinois State Bar Association at 1-800-252-8908 or (217) 525-1760

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