Get free legal assistance on the first Tuesday of each month between 4:30 and 6:30pm in the library's lower level meeting rooms.

Volunteers at the library can help you out whether you are proceeding pro se (without an attorney) or if you need the help of an attorney free of charge.  The clinic, which is held in the Activity and Gegan Rooms, lower level,  can offer help with the following types of cases:

  • Family law
  • Small claims
  • Domestic abuse/Harassment
  • Probate/Will or Guardianship
  • Property disputes

Get advice on how to represent yourself or get a referral to an attorney who can possibly represent you without a fee.  First come, first served.

There will be volunteer attorneys available to evaluate your problem and in most cases give you advice about how you should proceed.

You may be already suing someone else.  Maybe someone is suing you.  You may need to modify an order such as child support or placement of your children.  You might need the protection of a restraining order.  Or maybe you are feeling that you have been wronged and do not know what you can do about it.

The Free Legal Assistance Clinic can help you in any of these situations and many more.

Please note, the Free Legal Assistance Clinic cannot help you if you already have an attorney representing you for that legal problem.

This program is coordinated by the Winnebago County Clerk of Courts.  For more information about the service, call 920.236.4848.

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm