15 June 2019

Lawyer in the Library Partnership

Kane County Law Library

Press release dated March 14, 2019, announcing Kane County Law Library and Self Help Legal Center's collaboration with Gail Borden Public Library to have volunteer attorneys assist patrons in the public library.

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LAWYER IN THE LIBRARY NEW PARTNERSHIP
Kane County Law Library and Self Help Legal Center expands its
Lawyer in the Library Program to Gail Borden Public Library goers
ST. CHARLES, IL, March 14, 2019 –
Kane County Law Library and Self Help Legal Center will be growing its successful Lawyer in the Library
program through a collaboration with Gail Borden Public Library. Starting on March 28, 2019 and then
recurring on the fourth Thursday of every month, volunteering attorneys will be available for 15-minute
meetings to assist Gail Borden Library goers with legal coaching, document review, referrals to other
community services, e-filing court documents, and legal questions. The free, walk-in program does not require
registration and will be from 6-8pm at the Main Library Grove Room.
The first law firm to volunteer for the Gail Borden program is the Doyen Law Group, LLC., located in Elgin. The
firm helps people with family, criminal, and general litigation matters throughout Kane County and the
Chicagoland area.
Halle Cox, Director of the Kane County Law Library and Self Help Legal Center says of the nine-year program: “I
am excited to take our Lawyer in the Library program on the road and to bring services to people in our
community who might otherwise not be able to take advantage of them.”
Library goers attending the walk-in program should bring any paperwork relating to their legal matter. A Law
Librarian and an Illinois JusticeCorps Fellow will also be on hand to guide people through resources to assist
with e-filing court documents.