Press Release

Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013

BLUE HILL, Maine — Local attorneys Steve Collier and Valerie Chiasson will be on hand to provide information about legal resources and answer questions from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Blue Hill Public Library.

This is part of a statewide event, Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 where lawyers spend time in local libraries to talk about statewide legal issues, provide resources and assistance to people in need, and meet with library patrons. If there is interest, short private consultations will be available, but participants need to understand that some questions require the expertise of a lawyer who specializes in a particular area of the law.

The event is organized by 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 Lawyers in Libraries program is intended to raise awareness of the lack of access for some individuals to legal assistance, which can profoundly affect their lives and those of their families, and provide individuals with an opportunity to connect with legal resources at a familiar location in their communities. For more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.