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Lawyer in the Library

Need legal advice? A licensed attorney will be available for free 20-minute sessions. They will assist you with legal coaching, document review, e-filing, and referrals. Please bring paperwork that relates to your legal matter. Register for your free session at the Marion Carnegie Library Main Floor circulation desk.

Lawyer in the Library at MCL Restrictions:

  • You are not eligible to participate if you are currently represented by an attorney.
  • There is a maximum of one session per person, every 2 months. You are not eligible to register in 2 consecutive months.
  • You must be a resident of the Illinois First Judicial Circuit. The First Judicial Circuit is comprised of the following counties:
    • Alexander
    • Jackson
    • Johnson
    • Massac
    • Pope
    • Pulaski
    • Saline
    • Union
    • Williamson

Sponsored by: Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Grant through Access to Justice Division, AOIC Brenda Sprague, Coordinator Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit

Other Lawyer in the Library Programs

Lawyer in the Library at MCL is a very popular event, and registration slots aren’t always available. Other options exist, though. If you live in the Illinois First Judicial Circuit, click the button below and feel free to take advantage of Legal Self-Help Centers and other “Lawyer in the Library” programs in the area.

Need some help right away? Check out our Self-Help Legal Resources page for information and links you can use from anywhere in Illinois!

Note: no legal advice is given via the Self-Help Legal Resources. They provide only information.