Free legal information will be made available to patrons at three Jefferson Parish libraries on Thursday, Oct. 23, through the Lawyers in Libraries program sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Patrons will have an opportunity to meet with a lawyer based in their community and receive information about free resources, low-cost legal assistance and legal referrals. In addition, some attendees will have the opportunity for a brief private consultation with an attorney about personal legal matters.

Each presentation is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required.

Ron Morrison will give a presentation on the civil code, and then take questions, at the Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 23.

Martha Maher will be at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

Jeremy Epstein will be at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23.

Robert Kutcher will be at the Lakeshore Branch Library, 1000 West Esplanade, Metairie, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

The goal of the day is twofold: to provide local residents with access to legal advice and information, and to demonstrate how legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; for example, an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food.

For information on the presentations, contact Chris Smith, manager of adult programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or