Madison County attorneys donate legal advice; Program has served 111 since opening

Christina Stueve Hodges Aug. 9, 2012, 6:26am





Volunteer attorneys from Madison County met with 48 low-income residents in the courthouse law library from April to June.

"The incredible success of this endeavor is due to the wonderful attorneys who have donated their time and knowledge to answer civil law questions in 30 minute appointments for any resident who meets the income guidelines," said Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, chairperson of the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

The following attorneys donated at least one hour of service at the Legal Advice Clinic between April 1 and June 30:

Bradley Allen, Gail Donnelly Bader, Beth Bauer, Rodney Caffey, Nikki Carrion, Karoline Carstens, Jack Cranley, Angela Donohoo, Jennifer Hightower, Joseph Hill, Kim Kirn, Bill Lucco, Gray Magee, Michael Meehan, Martin Mengarelli, George Pritzker, Erin Reilly, Irv Slate, Joan Spiegel, Rick Steiger, Larry Taliana, Phillip Theis, Kyle Whiteside, Mandy Williams, Mary Beth Williams, Ron Williams, and Sean Williams.

Since the clinic opened Oct. 27, 2011, attorneys have advised 111 people.

Appointments are available in the Legal Advice Clinic the second and fourth Tuesday of every month and must be made in advance.

To make an appointment, volunteer, or obtain more information, contact Law Librarian Betsy Mahoney at or 618-296-4411.

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