St. Bernard Parish Library recently took part in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 4th annual ‘Ask a Lawyer’ event held Thursday, October 26, 2017. This annual event was part of the association’s statewide week of service, held in conjunction with National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. Nine attorneys from various law firms throughout the St. Bernard/New Orleans area volunteered their services and offered free legal advice to 40 participants. The 30-minute sessions were held at the main branch of the St. Bernard Parish Library and ran from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Those seeking counsel were able to discuss topics such as bankruptcy, civil lawsuits, custody, divorce, successions, and wills were just a few of the issues that were addressed. Participating attorneys were: Lisa Borne, Nick Cusimano, Samuel Fuller, Chris Liuzza, Stacey LaGraize Meyaski, Daniel Nodurft, Brian Page, Van Robichaux and Joyce Young.
The ‘Lawyers in Libraries’ program is part of a larger Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) initiative called the Legal Education and Assistance Program (LEAP) which provides helpful information to the public via public libraries. Libraries throughout the state committed to promoting and hosting the events including scheduling appointments in advance.