Minneapolis (4-20-01): -- A legal information fair will kick off activities for Law Week in City Center in downtown Minneapolis, Tuesday, May 1st. Free 15-minute consultations for individuals with legal concerns is also part of Law Week, sponsored by the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations and the Minnesota Paralegal Association.
"Protecting the Best Interests of our Children" is the theme of the nationally proclaimed Law Day 2001. A variety of agencies working with children – from adoption to criminal legal concerns -- will provide information to the public from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the City Center atrium.
"Ask a Lawyer," on the third floor of City Center, provides free consultations with volunteer attorneys from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Opportunities are available on a "first come" basis. Paralegal volunteers will also provide information on legal resources in the community and general information about legal procedures.
Other printed information legal concerns and legal resources will be available throughout the week on City Center’s 3rd floor. Law Week is a public service event of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations and the Minnesota Paralegal Association, held in conjunction with the nationally proclaimed Law Day USA each May 1st.
Throughout the year the public can also access legal information without charge through TEL-LAW -- 70 recorded messages provide answers to the most often asked legal questions. TEL-LAW is available without charge, 24 hours a day, locally at (612) 752-6699 and outside the metro area, toll-free, by calling
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Contact Duane Stanley, 612-752-6611 or email@example.com