News

Ask a Lawyer Saturday

Ask a Lawyer Saturday

Saturday is Ask a Lawyer Day.

This is the 34th annual, put on by the Illinois State Bar Association. They’ll answer your  legal questions free from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, via phone, e-mail and Skype.

Bar association President Paula Holderman says the lawyers can help a lot of people this way, but it’s getting harder.

“The complexity of the law has changed, and in 33 years, there are just a lot more laws on the books, so frankly not every lawyer could tell you the answer to every legal question because it has become so specialized,” she said.

She says people typically ask about consumer problems, landlord-tenant disputes, wills and child custody, and if they really should hire a lawyer, they’re told so.

The 21 lawyers answering the questions on Saturday will be situated in the bar association offices in Springfield and Chicago. Questions are invited from anywhere in Illinois, and Holderman says the questions have typically come from everywhere.

Phone: 800-252-8908 or 800-678-4009
E-mail: askalawyerday@isba.org
Skype: isbalaw1

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

school-security_generic

Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

in Local

Prisons and Power

jail

A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

in Election 2014, Local

Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

GAS PUMP

Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

in Local

Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

isp crash

Cause of crash under investigation