Legal advice clinic has helped 161 residents since its inception

Christina Stueve Hodges Sep. 28, 2012, 6:54am

The legal advice clinic in the Madison County Library has completed 50 more appointments for low income residents from July through September.

Volunteer attorneys have donated at least one hour of pro bono service at the clinic, according to a release issued by the court.

A total of 161 people have been helped since the clinic started on Oct. 27, 2011.

Attorneys who volunteered from July through September include Bradley Allen, Brenda Baum, Leonard Berg, Tanja Cook, Angela Donohoo, Derek Filcoff, George Filcoff, Courtney Gregory, Kathy Hammock, Teri Havron, Joseph Hill, Kay McClimans, Michael Meehan, Terry O'Leary, George Pritzker, Maureen Schuette, Joan Spiegel, Bill Starnes, Julie Tracy, David Weder, Michael Wesley, Mandy Williams, Ron Williams, Beverly Yang and Meghan Zenker.

The legal advice clinics are held the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the courthouse law library.

The clinic is a project of the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee in partnership with the lawyers of the Madison County Bar Association through Bar Association President Angela Donohoo and Joan Spiegel, director of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.

Madison County Law Librarian Betsy Mahoney coordinates the schedule.

Appointments are made in advance and are limited to citizens with a limited budget.

To make an appointment, become a volunteer or obtain more information, call Mahoney at (618) 296-5921 or email,

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