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"Lawyer in the Lobby" Program Offers Legal Assistance


"Lawyer in the Lobby” Program Offers Legal Assistance to Pro Se Litigants in Kane County 

 ST. CHARLES, IL (May 19, 2014) - The Kane County Bar Association, with the assistance of the Judiciary of the 16th Judicial Circuit, launched a new pro bono program called "Lawyer in the Lobby" in May 2011.  Since then, hundreds of people have been helped.  The "Lawyer in the Lobby" program is designed to educate and inform individuals regarding their procedural questions on the law.  The program is for Civil Court pro se litigants only who have matters presently pending before the Court in the Kane County Courthouse (3rd Street, Geneva). 

Kane County Bar Association attorney volunteers who have legal experience in the small claims and eviction court rooms will provide this free service for pro se litigants on Friday mornings between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 am. Appointments are not necessary but inquiries are limited to 15 minutes per person.  Questions can be directed to Kane County Bar Association Executive Director, Jan Wade, at director@kanecountybar.org or 630.762.1915.

The Kane County Bar Association provides educational, social and professional opportunities for attorneys in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Currently, there are about 1100 KCBA members. The Kane County Bar Association offers many different programs for the public, including Ask a Lawyer Day, KCBA Cares, Lawyer in the Library, Lawyer in the Lobby, Lawyers in the Classroom and Legal Aid Resources. Visit www.kanecountybar.org for more information about the KCBA.