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Huron County residents can dial up free legal advice

Annie Zelm • May 3, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Have a burning legal question? Help is on the line.

For two days this week, attorneys with the Huron County Bar Association will provide free legal advice about a variety of subjects.

Attorney Kate Wieczorek of Freeman & Freeman started the service in Huron County about 20 years ago, and it's been an annual event the past few years in honor of Law Day on May 1.

Six attorneys fielded 101 calls last year during the four-hour event, she said.

They received almost as many voicemails -- although the attorneys didn't have time to return those messages after it ended.

Many of the questions relate to estate planning, custody and guardianship of elderly people, Wieczorek said.

Huron County assistant prosecutor and bar association president Daivia Kasper said the program is a good way for lawyers to connect with the public and educate them about legal issues.

This year lawyers will stand by from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, using the offices of Tucker Abstract & Title.

All calls are anonymous.

If callers can't get through during those times or have a question any other time, Wieczorek encourages them to call an attorney.

"We answer questions all the time, and it's usually free of charge," she said.


• Residents in Huron County can call 419-668-2081, or toll-free at 800-331-4157 from 5-7 p.m. May 4-5.

• The attorneys will not be scheduling appointments at this time.

• Be patient and stay on the line if you don’t get through right away; someone should be with you shortly.

• Don’t leave a message; your call won’t be returned.

• Still need legal help? Visit huroncountybar.org for a list of area lawyers and their specialties.

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