'Lawyer in the Library' returns Oct. 24 to Gail Borden Library
The Kane County Law Library and Self Help Legal Center continues its successful "Lawyer in the Library" program through a collaboration with Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
On the fourth Thursday of every month, volunteering attorneys will be available for 15-minute meetings to assist Gail Borden Library goers with legal coaching, document review, referrals to other community services, e-filing court documents, and legal questions.
The free, walk-in program does not require registration. It will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grove Room at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.
Since this collaboration between libraries began in March 2019, over 72 self-represented litigants have been aided by 19 local attorneys who have generously donated their time.
The next "Lawyer in the Library" will be Oct. 24 and Jan. 23.
In October, volunteering attorneys Kevin McCarty of Bolz & McCarty, LLC, Kimberly Crum Klein of the Klein Law Group, P.C. and Lawrence Lobb of Drendel & Jansons Law Group will be assisting library-goers with their legal questions.
Library-goers attending the walk-in program should bring any paperwork relating to their legal matter. A law librarian and an Illinois JusticeCorps Fellow will also be on hand to guide people through resources and to assist with e-filing court documents.