Library to host free legal program Thursday, Oct. 24
The Acadia Parish Library, in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and the Louisiana Library Association (LLA), is presenting its sixth annual “Lawyers in Libraries” statewide program on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Taylor Robinson, litigation attorney with Acadiana Legal Service Corp., will provide a free presentation on Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Wills at 11 a.m. at the Crowley library, 1125 N. Parkerson Ave.
The program is free and open to the public.
The annual statewide “Lawyers in Libraries” program celebrates its sixth year of service to the public this week. The Supreme Court of Louisiana and the LSBA support this annual volunteer attorney project held during “National Celebrate Pro Bono Week” and thank the LLA for its ongoing involvement.
During this week, Louisiana attorneys are providing free, limited legal services to the public in libraries across the state. Louisiana has the second highest poverty rate in the nation. In a report published by the United Way, it is estimated that 40% of Louisiana households struggle to afford basic household necessities, including housing, childcare, food, transportation and taxes. Many families go without assistance for their basic legal issues, which can impact family safety, housing, medical care, custody and other core needs.
LSBA President Robert A. Kutcher, a “Lawyers in Libraries” volunteer for many years, believes this program “demonstrates the LSBA’s commitment to helping the courts and our members to better serve the public.”
“Lawyers in Libraries” is a success because of the combined efforts of the LSBA, LSBA members, LLA, Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Law Library, legal aid partners, local bar associations and other community partners.
For more details, contact your local library or visit www.LouisianaLawyersinLibraries.org.