- By Jacquelyn White
- Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Ask-A-Lawyer Day at the Reynolda Manor Library
Join us for “Ask a Lawyer Day” at Reynolda Manor Branch on Saturday February 4, 2012 from 1:30 to 4:30pm. This is your opportunity to speak to actual practicing attorneys and obtain legal advice free of charge. No appointment is necessary and people of all walks of life are welcome to come and speak to the attorneys present. Your lingering law questions need not go unanswered any longer.
Members of the Forsyth County Young Lawyers Association will be at Reynolda Manor Branch on Saturday, February 4th, to field legal questions from the public free of charge. The event is part of a statewide “Ask a Lawyer Day” initiative sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.
There will be local attorneys specializing in various areas of law fielding questions during the event, according to R. Scott Adams, speaking on behalf of the Forsyth County Young Lawyers Association. Attendees are therefore welcome to come with questions related to all aspects of law, including criminal cases, worker’s compensation, automobile accidents, eviction, consumer issues, family law, divorce, and wills. Those in attendance will be able to meet one-on-one with an attorney and have a discussion about a legal issue.
Adams said a consultation with an attorney, especially one regarding criminal matters, may cost $125-$300 per hour depending on the attorney and details of the case; therefore, attending the event may potentially save someone a significant consultation fee. Adams maintains that retaining a lawyer isn’t necessary with every troubling situation, so programs like the local “Ask a Lawyer” program may help attendees determine if they truly need to retain a lawyer’s services.
The “Ask a Lawyer” program is expected to begin at 1:30 am and lasts until 4:30 pm in the Reynolda Manor Branch auditorium. There are no income restrictions related to participating in this program, and there will be no actual time restrictions as to how long an attendee may speak with a lawyer; attendees are asked, however, to be considerate of others waiting in line to speak to an attorney. Appointments are not necessary and patrons will be seen on a walk-in basis. Adams said similar events may be organized in the future, depending on need and demand.