Community service event provides free legal advice for everyone
The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites the public to attend Law in the Mall, sponsored by John Webb Legal Group P.L., on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edison Mall in Dillards Courtyard. The annual event pairs volunteer attorneys with citizens to provide free legal advice, with no pre-qualifying or pre-registration necessary. In addition, the LCBA will present four free public seminars on various aspects of law.
Citizens with legal questions are encouraged to attend this community service event, where they can get help within any area of the law. In past years as many as 30 attorneys have donated their time and expertise and helped hundreds of Lee County residents with their legal issues. Attorneys will offer answers and direction on situations that fall within practice areas including divorce, probate, criminal law, bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and more.
The four free public seminars will be presented by volunteer attorneys on a different area of the law on each hour of the event: Wills and Trusts—10 a.m., Bankruptcy—11 a.m., Guardianship—noon and Family Law—1 p.m.
Attorney Ryan O’Halloran serves as chairperson for the event. He said, “For many of the participating attorneys, Law in the Mall is an extension of the countless hours they already donate each year to provide help to people who otherwise would have no access to legal advice.”
Law in the Mall kicks off this year’s Law Week, when the LCBA presents educational, social, community service and awards events leading up to Law Day. Law Day celebrates the importance of the U.S. legal system and judicial branch. It was originally proposed by American Bar Association President Charles Rhyne, and officially established in 1958 by President Eisenhower’s proclamation. The entire Law Week lineup is available at leebar.org.
The Lee County Bar Association, a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of almost 800. For more information, contact Executive Director Sharon Brotherton at (239) 334-0047 or visit www.leebar.org.