Lawyers in Libraries coming October 24-29

By Paige Nash

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The Minden Branch of the Webster Parish Libraries has partnered with the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Library of Louisiana and the Louisiana Library Association to host the 9th annual “Lawyers in Libraries.” This will take place the week of October 24-29 with a variety of in-person and virtual events.  

Webster Parish Libraries employee and the individual responsible for orchestrating this event, Janetta Robinson said, “Public libraries are natural starting points for people in search of information and services, Library staff can provide direction to available resources, but not legal advice. The Lawyers in Libraries program is a great benefit to patrons needing legal help, especially in areas without a legal aid office.” 

This is a terrific opportunity for people in the state that may need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney. This program provides participants with basic information on a variety of civil legal issues including, successions, wills, living wills, power of attorney, bankruptcy, lawsuits, accidents, collection matters, divorce, evictions, contract disputes, insurance claims, oil and gas issues, foreclosure, Social Security disability payments and other issues concerning seniors. This program does not address criminal matters. 

A local attorney will be at the Minden library in the Main Meeting Room on October 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested in a brief in-person or over the phone consultation, you can sign up at the Minden Branch in the reference area.  

Other presentations from various attorneys on a wide range of legal issues will be broadcast daily throughout the rest of the week via the “LSBA Louisiana Lawyers in Libraries” Facebook page. These presentations are free and open to all.  

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