WILMINGTON — Those who qualify can receive a free legal consultation at the Clinton County Family Law Clinic on Friday, Dec. 1.
Consultations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will be held 2-4:30 p.m. at the Clinton County Law Library on the third floor of the courthouse.
In October, local attorneys Scott Evans and Brett Rudduck assisted 18 indigent clients, according to assistant prosecutor Katie Wright, who organized the clinic.
“Both of these attorneys stayed more than an hour after the courthouse closed to ensure that no one was turned away,” Wright said. “The success of this clinic speaks volumes about our local attorneys, who are willing to listen and solve problems for those in need in our community.”
So far this year, 44 indigent clients have received assistance through the clinic, according to Katie Wright, assistant prosecutor for the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Clinic hours have been held in March, June, August, and October.
Clients were assisted on issues such as parenting time, child support and other family law related matters.
Local attorneys Mike Campbell and Rich Federle will be on hand for the upcoming clinic hours. Wright also credited Anne Lucas, the managing attorney of the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, and volunteer clinic administrator Jayme Mabry, who have been instrumental in administering the clinic.
The clinic operates in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, the Clinton County Fatherhood Initiative, local volunteer attorneys and the Clinton County Domestic Relations and Juvenile courts.
All clinic clients are screened for indigence.
Attorneys interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Wright at 937-382-4559.