Lawyers Celebrate Law Day at KFL on May 1
The goal of the day is twofold: to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information, and to demonstrate how legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food.
Organizers of the series are the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice which includes the Maine State Bar Association, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine’s public libraries, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the State of Maine Judicial Branch and other organizations interested in helping people access the legal resources they need, all working under The Maine Justice Action Group.
"Access to justice is a fundamental right that we all believe we have as citizens of this state and nation,” explains Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, "But for many individuals lack of access to legal assistance profoundly affects their lives and the lives of their families. The Lawyers in Libraries program will raise awareness of these issues and provide individuals with an opportunity to connect with legal resources at a familiar location in their communities.”
The names and locations of participating libraries, along with the scheduled times for the event, are available at www.lawyersinlibraries.org.
For more information, please contact the Kennebunk Free Library at 207/985-2173 or email us.