(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 2, 2022) – The Payne County Bar Association (PCBA) and the Stillwater Public Library (SPL) are pleased to announce the return of “Ask-a-Lawyer” on Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community members are invited to drop in and meet one-on-one with local lawyers free of charge. Questions can be about most legal issues, including criminal law, personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate planning and family law, among many others. Attendees are encouraged to bring a list of questions as well as any related documentation. Lawyers cannot discuss current court cases.
According to Sean Webb, Payne County assistant district attorney, the PCBA is looking forward to helping the community answer their legal questions.
“The ‘Ask-a-Lawyer’ program has been a hit in the past, and we enjoy giving back to the community,” Webb said.
The program will be in person at SPL, where lawyers will take questions on a first-come, first-served basis. When possible, attorneys will be matched with questions that align with their areas of expertise.
Brenna Gilchrist, SPL adult services librarian, is glad to have the PCBA back after a two-year hiatus.
“Librarians can help people find information and resources, but we cannot help people interpret the law,” Gilchrist said. “The library is happy to be able to host the Payne County Bar Association again and assist in meeting an important community need.”
Community members can learn more about PCBA on their website at paynecountybar.org. For those who can’t attend “Ask-a-Lawyer,” the American Bar Association offers free legal advice at abafreelegalanswers.org.
The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are Monday- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.