FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Get help with legal problems in the library's lower level meeting rooms between 4:00 and 6:00pm.

Volunteers at the library can help you out whether you are proceeding pro se (without an attorney) or if you need the help of an attorney free of charge.  The clinic, which is held in the Activity and Gegan Rooms, lower level,  can offer help with the following types of cases:

  • Family law
  • Small claims
  • Domestic abuse/Harassment
  • Probate/Will or Guardianship
  • Property disputes

Get advice on how to represent yourself or get a referral to an attorney who can possibly represent you without a fee.  First come, first served.

There will be volunteer attorneys available to evaluate your problem and in most cases give you advice about how you should proceed.

You may be already suing someone else.  Maybe someone is suing you.  You may need to modify an order such as child support or placement of your children.  You might need the protection of a restraining order.  Or maybe you are feeling that you have been wronged and do not know what you can do about it.

The Free Legal Assistance Clinic can help you in any of these situations and many more.

Please note, the Free Legal Assistance Clinic cannot help you if you already have an attorney representing you for that legal problem.

This program is coordinated by the Winnebago County Clerk of Courts.  For more information about the service, call 920-236-4848.

All library events are free and open to everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 967-3662, within 24 hours of the event, to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm