In an effort to reach more of the low-income population in Madison County, attorneys from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. will be present in both Madison and Venice on a weekly basis to meet with potential clients and speak with individuals who have legal problems or questions. Venice Senior Center, 1302 Klein, Venice; Mondays 10 a.m.- noon;
According to a release issued by the foundation, office hours have been scheduled at the following times and places:
Madison Firehouse, 1800 3rd St., Madison; Wednesdays noon-2 p.m.;
New Shining Light, 740 Broadway St., Venice; Wednesdays 3-5 p.m.
Residents of Madison or Venice who wish to speak with an attorney but are unable to come to any of the above locations may call the Alton Land of Lincoln office directly at (618) 462-0029 to set up an appointment to speak with an attorney.
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, supported by the United Way of Greater St. Louis, that provides free legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens.
The range of civil legal services to clients include housing law, consumer law, health and economic security, elder law, disability rights, family law and community economic development.
All potential clients will be screened to determine the type of legal problem, conflict of interest, financial eligibility and citizenship. These criteria factor into each decision on whether Land of Lincoln may take a case.