The Madison County legal community has trained nearly two-dozen attorneys to aid them in giving free legal advice at the Law Library at the Madison County Courthouse. The call for help was put out last November, as the number of low-income residents who seek to represent themselves in court and have legal questions answered continues to grow.
With the added lawyers, the number of attorneys in Madison County who provide hundreds of hours of free legal help each year to those unable to afford an attorney is apprioaching 200. Legal Advice Clinics are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, according to Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder.
Crowder says the clinics operate by appointment only. Family law issues are dealt with in the mornings, with general issues addressed during the afternoons. For more information, call 296-5921.