'Lawyer in the Library' returns Jan. 23 to Gail Borden Library

  • On Thursday, Jan. 23, the "Lawyer in the Library" program continues after the holiday break.

    On Thursday, Jan. 23, the "Lawyer in the Library" program continues after the holiday break. Courtesy of Gail Borden Public Library

Submitted by Ellen Schmid
Posted1/21/2020 1:00 AM

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 Jan. 23.

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.

For information, visit www.kclawlibrary.org or www.facebook.com/KCLawLibrary/


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