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Get free legal advice on Ask a Lawyer Day

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT

The Kane County Bar Association, the local bar association for DeKalb County attorneys, will offer free monthly Ask a Lawyer Days in 2013.

Ask a Lawyer Day was established several years ago to celebrate the association’s 150th anniversary and was offered each month in 2012. On the second Saturday of each month, lawyers volunteer to answer questions from the public from 9 a.m. to noon.

People with questions can call 630-762-1900 during those hours for a free consultation with an attorney volunteer. This service, sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association and supported by the Illinois State Bar Association, is a chance for people to get direction in legal issues. In December, callers received help in such legal areas as real estate, landlord/tenant law, criminal law, estates and wills, divorce, child custody, collections, bankruptcy and traffic.

The next Ask a Lawyer Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12. There is a high call volume and volunteers are unable to retrieve voice mail messages, so if lines are busy, hang up and try again.

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