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Talk-to-a-lawyer session kicks off new year today

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By The Staff

EVANSVILLE - The next Talk to a Lawyer session is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. today.

Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions asked by the public. To access the free program, call (800) 994-2169.

The project is held the first Thursday of each month and is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana and the Evansville Bar Foundation.

MLK Day Event

The Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana Pro Bono Commission will sponsor Talk to a Lawyer Today, a pro bono program to provide legal assistance to the underserved Monday, Jan. 18, as an annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program is an opportunity for attorneys statewide to offer free legal consultations to members of the general public who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney. More than 200 attorneys will provide  10- to 15-minute consultations.

A statewide hotline will be available by calling (800) 266-2581 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, a Spanish hotline, (800) 279-8772, will be made available to the public during that time.