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Sacramento County Public Law Library “Lawyers in the Library” Program Expands Hours

Beginning March 1, 2010, “Lawyers in the Library” will offer free 20-minute consultations at the Sacramento County Public Law Library *every* Monday night.

Previously the program, a collaboration of the Sacramento County Public Law Library and the Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California, was offered only once a month.

Registration for the program begins at 6:00 p.m. The first three people who sign up will receive appointments between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. A bilingual attorney, who speaks Spanish, will be available to assist customers the first Monday of the month.

The “Lawyers in the Library” program is ideal for those who have a legal issue that might not be able to receive help with at the Sacramento County Public Law Library’s Civil Self Help Center, or for those who work or have other obligations during the day.

The aim of “Lawyers in the Law Library” is to contribute to the Sacramento legal community’s effort to help people who cannot afford private legal services by coordinating and facilitating brief access to advice and referral from local attorneys serving pro bono. Because the library’s mission is to connect people with legal information, we view this program as helping to forge another connection between the private bar and the people who are least likely to find any other opportunity for twenty minutes of professional attention and consideration.

We hope the “Lawyers in the Library” program will increase community recognition of Sacramento County Public Law Library’s role in providing free access to legal information for over 100 years.

For more information, contact Kelly Browne, Assistant Director for Public Services, at 874-7427 or *kbrowne@saclaw.org* kbrowne@saclaw.org.

 

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