Lawyer in the Library offers free 20-minute meetings to assist you with legal coaching, document review, referrals to additional community services, e-filing court documents, and legal questions.
CPL’s Lawyer in the Library program occurs once or twice a month, depending on lawyer availability. No Registration or appointment necessary; patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Bring paperwork that relates to your legal matter. Open to residents within the 9 counties of the First Judicial Circuit Court (Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson counties).
ABOUT CPL LIL LAWYERS:
Attorney Christine Heins earned her J.D. at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1993. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable William Lewis of the Fifth District Appellate Court. Subsequent to that clerkship, she has been engaged in the practice of law, including working as a contractual Formal Hearing Officer for the Illinois Secretary of State, deciding hundreds of cases of petitioners who wanted the return of driving privileges. She is in private practice in Murphysboro where she concentrates her practice on Driver’s License Reinstatement, DUI/Criminal Defense, Traffic, Zero Tolerance Hearings, and other Secretary of State matters. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Traffic Law Section Council, the National College of DUI Defense, and the Jackson County Bar Association. christineheinslaw.com
Attorney Gene Turk is the owner of Law office of Gene Turk. Turk is a former SIU adjunct instructor who studied economics & philosophy at Iowa State University before going on to study law at Yale. His practice areas include civil litigation, contracts, & government and administrative. turklawoffice.com
Questions about the program? Contact Programming & Outreach Librarian Elizabeth Hartman: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lawyer in the Library program was initially launched with a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Grant through Access to Justice Division, AOIC; Brenda Sprague, Coordinator, Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit. Free consultations are provided by volunteer attorneys.