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2017 Legal Fair - in conjunction with the Louisiana State Bar Association

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/28/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
 Lawyers in Libraries, a program sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association that links lawyers with patrons who need legal advice, will occur in three Jefferson Parish Libraries from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Each presentation is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. Lawyers will be present at the following libraries.

East Bank Regional Library
4747 W. Napoleon
Metairie, LA

North Kenner Branch Library
630 W. Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA

West Bank Regional Library
2751 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA

During each presentation, volunteer lawyers will provide information about how to access civil legal resources and will be available for questions and answers and brief consultations with attendees. Specific topics that lawyers can address include: wills, estate planning and power of attorney; family law such as divorce and custody issues; and immigration issues.

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

Patrons who seek out legal advice in this year’s Lawyers in Libraries program 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.

For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at 504-889-8143 or wcsmith@jplibrary.net.

Library: Jane O'Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: Chris Smith