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Lee County Bar Association to host Law in the Mall on Saturday, April 29

By Staff | Apr 18, 2017

To kick off Law Week, the Lee County Bar Association invites the public to attend Law in the Mall on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edison Mall in the Dillard’s Courtyard. 2017 marks the 24th year that local attorneys have stepped up to #KindLee provide free legal advice to citizens in Lee County who may not otherwise be able to afford legal services. Individuals may simply stop by the mall to request one-on-one time with one of the onsite attorneys. There is no pre-qualification or pre-registration necessary. The LCBA will also present free public seminars on a variety of law topics during the event.

Citizens with legal questions in regard to family, elder, business, tax or other related matters are encouraged to attend this community outreach event. In past years, as many as 30 attorneys have donated their time and expertise to help hundreds of Lee County residents with their legal issues. Attorneys will offer answers and direction on situations that fall within practice areas including divorce, probate, criminal law, bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and more. Citizens should bring any related paperwork.

The following free public seminars will be presented by volunteer attorneys at Law in the Mall: Simple Wills and Estates 10 a.m., Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Guardian Advocate cases 11 a.m., and Family Law noon.

“The Lee County Bar Association and its near 800 members of attorneys and judges take pride in giving back to the community each year,” said Attorney Ryan O’Halloran, who serves as chairperson for the LCBA Law in the Mall event. “Since its inception, Law in the Mall has paired hundreds of leading attorneys with thousands of Lee County citizens to provide pro bono legal advice to those who may not be able to afford legal services otherwise.”

During Law Week each year, the LCBA presents educational, social, community service and awards events leading up to Law Day. Law Day celebrates the importance of the U.S. legal system and judicial branch. It was originally proposed by American Bar Association President Charles Rhyne, and officially established in 1958 by President Eisenhower’s proclamation. The entire Law Week lineup is available at leebar.org.

Attorneys who would like to participate in Law in the Mall can contact the Event Chair, Attorney Ryan O’Halloran, at (239) 334-7212 or ryan@ohalloranfamilylaw.com. The LCBA is grateful to Edison Mall for continuing to host this event.