The Madison County legal community has continued to step up and help out those who try and represent themselves in court. The call for help was put out when the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee was formed a couple of years ago, 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 people in Madison County who were provided free legal help last year totaled 173. Legal Advice Clinics are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, according to Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder.
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Crowder says 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.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.