Office of the Chief Judge
200 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 260
Marion, IL 62959
Contact: Brenda Sprague
For Immediate Release
Free Advice from an Attorney: Lawyer In The Library, Stinson Memorial Public Library Beginning in May 2022 patrons who wish to represent themselves in court, or have a legal matter to discuss, will have the opportunity for a 20-minute, private, in-person consultation with Attorney Gene Turk through the Lawyer in the Library program offered at the Stinson Memorial Public Library, 409 S. Main Street, Anna, IL. Gene has practiced law in Carbondale since 1991.
There is no fee for the Lawyer in the Library but pre-registration is required. Please pre-register with the library by calling 618-883-2521. Space is limited. Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your legal matter, if
applicable. The only requirements for participation is the patron must not be represented by an attorney in the matter and the patron must reside in one of the nine counties of the Illinois First Judicial Circuit which includes
Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties.
For more information about this program, you may call Stinson Memorial
Public Library at 618-833-2521 or Brenda Sprague at the Office of the Chief Judge at 618-997-1234.
Thank you to the following individuals: First Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William J. Thurston and Union County Presiding Judge Tyler R. Edmonds for their support of this program; Attorney Gene Turk for his
service to the community; to the Stinson Memorial Public Library Director Sarah Watkins for her dedication to the program, helping patrons with legal information, and overseeing this program locally; and the Stinson
Memorial Public Library staff members for their help in making this program run smoothly and successfully.
Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Access to Justice Division. The Self-Represented Litigant Grant Coordinator is Brenda Sprague, Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit.