Need legal advice? Event ready to help

Legal Aid is sponsoring the 16th annual Talk to a Lawyer Today in Bartholomew and neighboring counties Jan. 16.

This program provides 10 to 15 minutes of legal assistance to underserved individuals as an annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Attorneys statewide offer free legal consultations to people who might not otherwise be able to afford legal advice. There is no qualifying income limit and volunteers will provide assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sessions, by county, include:

  • Bartholomew: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legal Aid Office, United Way Building, 1531 13th St., Suite G330.
  • Brown: 5 to 7 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville.
  • Jackson: 9 to 11 a.m., Jackson County Public Library, 303 W. Second St., Seymour.
  • Jennings: 2 to 4 p.m., Jennings County Public Library, 2375 N. State Highway 3, North Vernon.

A local hotline will be available to obtain advice on Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 877-378-0358. The English and Spanish statewide hotline is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at 800-266-2581.