EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Lawyers Celebrate Law Day

Posted April 16, 2013, at 11:27 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, 145, Harlow Street, Bangor, ME

For more information: Sue Bricknell; 207 947 8336; bpl.lib.me.us

Bangor Public Library is a participating Library in the Lawyers in Libraries celebration on Wednesday, May 1 from noon to 2:00 pm. Lawyers across the state will be available in local libraries on Law Day, Wednesday, May 1, to provide resources and assistance to people with questions about civil law. Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 is a free event that is open to the public.

Organizers of the series are the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice (the Collaboration) which includes the Maine State Bar Association, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine’s public libraries, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the State of Maine Judicial Branch and other organizations interested in helping people access the legal resources they need, all working under The Maine Justice Action Group.

The goal of the day is two fold: to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information and to demonstrate how legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food.

Participants in Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 will have an opportunity to meet with a lawyer based in their community and receive information about free resources, low-cost legal assistance and legal referrals. In addition, some attendees will have the opportunity for a brief private consultation with an attorney about personal legal matters.

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