The West Feliciana Parish Library is partnering with the Louisiana State Bar and Louisiana Library associations to host the third annual Lawyers in Libraries, a statewide legal advice program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 27.
Attorney Kevin Hayes from Baton Rouge will lead the "Ask a Lawyer" segment.
The program is free and open to everyone, but those interested should call the library at (225) 635-3364 to reserve an appointment.
Lawyers in Libraries is part of a legal aid initiative called the Legal Education and Assistance Program that provides needed legal information and resources to communities via local libraries, a news release said.
“Lawyers across the state are available to help meet the public’s legal needs. For those who cannot afford an attorney, the Louisiana State Bar Association is committed to supporting legal aid and pro bono organizations, as well as other services that can help people identify, understand and pursue their legal options," State Bar Association President Darrel Papillion said. "The Lawyers in Libraries partnership with the Louisiana Library Association represents an important initiative to make lawyers accessible to people who need legal services without any financial obligation."
In 2015, about 125 attorneys representing all 64 parishes provided direct assistance to their communities by participating in the program.
"Based on this success, we expect even more of our members to participate in this year’s day of service and assist hundreds of Louisiana residents," added Papillion.
The Lawyers in Libraries initiative was designed in partnership with the Louisiana Library Association, Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Law Library and other partners.
For additional information, visit louisianalawyersinlibraries.org.