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‘Lawyer in the Library’ Program September 23 in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT – The Second Judicial Circuit’s “Lawyer in the Library” program is set to kick off at the West Frankfort Public Library, located at 402 E. Poplar St. in West Frankfort, on Friday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The program provides a licensed attorney for the two-hour period to assist individuals with free legal coaching, document review, assistance with electronic filing, and referrals to additional services. These free services are made possible by grant funding awarded to the Circuit from the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Appointments will be slotted every 20 minutes and pre-registration is highly recommended but not required. To register in advance, please contact the West Frankfort Public Library at 618-932-3313.

Participants are asked to bring all paperwork related to their legal questions with them and sign in at the desk upon arrival at the library. Due to limited appointments, persons can only be seen once every 30 days.

Five additional program dates have already been scheduled for the two-hour time block of 3 to 5 p.m. on each of following Fridays: Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and 16.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator, DeeDee O’Bright at the Office of the Chief Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit at 618-244-8036 or the West Frankfort Public Library at 618-932-3313.