Office of the Chief Judge
200 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 260
Marion, IL 62959
Contact: Brenda Sprague
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Free Lawyer In The Library Program Continues at Stinson Memorial Public Library The Stinson Memorial Public Library, 409 S, Main, in Anna, IL continues to host the Lawyer in the Library program on the following Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm each day: June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23.
The Lawyer in the Library program offers an opportunity for self-represented litigants to sit down with Attorney Gene Turk for a private, one-on-one, 20-minute question and answer session about your legal situation. There is no fee but pre- registration is required. Please bring any paperwork pertaining to your legal question or situation, if applicable.
For more information about the program or to pre-register, you may call Sarah Watkins or any staff member at the Stinson Memorial Public Library at (618) 833-2521.
Thank you to the following individuals: First Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William J. Thurston and Union County Presiding Timothy D. Denny for their support of this program; Attorney Gene Turk for his local coordination of this service to the community and offering services without fees; Library Director Sarah Watkins for her support of this
program aimed to help patrons with legal issues; Daniel Droge and additional library staff members for their help in making this program run smoothly and successfully.
The Lawyer in the Library was initially launched with a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Grant through Access to Justice Division, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Brenda Sprague, Coordinator, Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit. This program continues with Attorney Gene Turk volunteering his services to coordinate with the library.