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1101 Market Street, 11th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-238-6300 • Fax: 215-238-1267 • www.philadelphiabar.org

04/04/2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Daniel A. Cirucci

Phone: (215) 238-6340


Tonight: Free Legal Advice at Jenkins Law Library

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Jenkins Law Library will team together to host a special LegalLine P.M. tonight, from 5 to 8 p.m. to provide area residents with free legal advice. Members of the Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Committee and other volunteer attorneys will be available at Jenkins, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1220, to speak face-to-face with clients free of charge. In addition, Jenkins will waive the public admission fee for the entire day.

This program will be in addition to the regular LegalLine P.M. through which area residents can call in for free legal advice. By calling 215-238-6333, residents can talk to a volunteer attorney from the Philadelphia Bar Association about any aspect of the law. A bilingual attorney from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania will also be available to answer questions for Spanish-speaking callers. Residents can ask questions related to a variety of legal topics including family law issues, landlord/tenant disputes, wills and employment.

LegalLine P.M., sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m., is a public-service program designed to provide quick and accurate legal advice to the Philadelphia community.

As it has for more than 50 years, the Philadelphia Bar Association also provides free legal advice to area residents through its Lawyer Referral and Information Service. Staff attorneys take calls from the general public and provide answers to general legal questions free of charge, and can also refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation at a reduced fee of only $25. Simply call 215-238-6333 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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