ANGOLA – The Steuben County Bar Association will continue its Martin Luther King Jr. Awareness Day on Monday with Talk To A Lawyer Day.
The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Steuben County Public Library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola.
Attorney Marylyn Ernsberger said this year’s event is dedicated to the late Michael Morrissey, one of the original attorneys who organized the event. Mr. Morrissey passed away last fall.
People with questions about civil and criminal law issues are welcome.
The program is open to the general public and lawyers will offer consultations of approximately 15 minutes to answer general legal questions and offer legal information. Lawyers only offer advice and not legal representation.
Established in 2002, Talk to a Lawyer Today is an annual tribute to King. The program provides legal assistance to people in need by providing free legal advice to the general public who otherwise could not afford the advice of a lawyer.
Although the sessions only provide advice, the day also opens the door to local legal professionals for those who may not be familiar with how the legal system works.
The event is part of a national effort.
Eight local lawyers will volunteer their time in two-hour blocks throughout the day.
Participating lawyers are Ernsberger, Craig Benson, Jonathan Cress, Ron Thomas, James McEntarfer, Frank Stewart, Gregory Cranston and Steven Mayer.