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Free legal advice offered

By Staff | Nov 4, 2016

The Legal Aid of West Virginia has announced Free Legal Services Day on Saturday, Dec. 3 for Berkeley and Jefferson County residents.

The Legal Aid of West Virginia helps coordinate private attorney’s efforts to perform community based work at no charge to anyone. Area attorneys will provide these services as a part of their professional responsibility and dedication to the community.

The Martinsburg office of Legal Aid of West Virginia will be scheduling the appointments.

Persons interested in talking to an attorney must have an appointment in advance of Nov. 23. Anyone wishing to make an appointment should call 1-866-255-4370 or 304-263-8871, Ext. 2811.

It is important to note, neither the private attorneys or Legal Aid of West Virginia, will provide representation. The attorneys will talk with area residents about any civil legal problem and give them advice. Each person will be given up to a half hour to discuss their legal problem with the attorney.

Legal Aid of West Virginia is a private, non-profit corporation providing free civil legal services to low income persons.

The program uses a combination of staff and pro bono attorneys (private attorneys working for free) to address civil legal issues of low income persons in the state.