'Lawyer in the Library' returns Jan. 23 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 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.