2017-04-21 / Community / JT Beacon

Lawyers offer free consultations at Kennebunk Library

KENNEBUNK — Visit the Kennebunk Free Library for Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2017 on Monday, May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

An introduction to Lawyers in Libraries will begin at 5:30 and 15-minute consultations will begin at 5:45 p.m.  During these consultations participants will have an opportunity to meet with a local lawyer and receive information about free resources, low-cost legal assistance and legal referrals.

The goal of the day is to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information so that they are better prepared to face legal issues that arise.  

Legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food.

“Access to justice is about fairness,” said Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, “so that, regardless of your income, you have access to our society’s system of justice. When we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we close with the promise of ‘justice for all.’  If individuals lack access to legal assistance, it profoundly affects their lives, the lives of their
children, and the stability of their communities.”

The attorneys present will be Laura Curtis and Bill Gallitto of Bergen Parkinson and Jeanette Durham, a solo practitioner at Maine Family Law, LLC.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.  Reservations may be made by calling 985-2173.  

The Kennebunk Free Library is at 112 Main St. in Kennebunk, Maine.

For more information about this program, visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

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