Washington County Hosts FREE Pop-Up Community Legal Clinic to Celebrate Pro Bono
- Washington County Bar Association and Summit Legal Aid
National Pro Bono Week begins Sunday October 22nd and it is an important week in the legal community. It celebrates the vital, life-changing services that free or reduced-fee legal assistance provides to our communities all over the nation. This year is no different as law firms and legal aid organizations across the state of Pennsylvania celebrate with events and clinics in our neighborhoods under this year’s theme of Voices of Democracy: Ensuring Justice for All.
To join in the celebrations for Pro Bono Week, Summit Legal Aid, Washington County’s non-profit legal aid organization, and volunteers from the Washington County Bar Association are proud to announce an upcoming FREE Pop-Up Community Legal Clinic about child custody and child support on Friday, October 27th.
“We are excited to partner with Summit Legal Aid on this important project, particularly as part of our Bar Foundation's charitable mission is to support pro bono efforts and public information and educational initiatives," said Kathy Sabol, the Bar Association's executive director.
Brian Gorman, Executive Director for Summit Legal Aid, added “We deeply appreciate the partnership between the Bar Association and our PAI & Pro Bono Manager to address these important issues for parents and guardians at no cost. Ultimately, understanding and following child custody and support laws benefits our local children.”
The Custody Clinic will be held at the Washington Crown Center at 1500 W Chestnut Street in Washington, PA from Noon to 4:00 PM.
From noon to 1:00 PM, a free “Custody Basics” presentation will be given by Family Law Attorney, Kristen Anders Bojarski, and Attorney David Wolf of Wolf, Wagers & Wolf. From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, FREE 30-minute consultations will be offered with volunteer attorneys, who will review cases and provide general legal advice to income-qualified individuals.
Pre-registration to meet with an attorney is strongly encouraged. To register, visit www.summitlegal.org/legal-clinic-sign-up or dial 1-800-846-0871 to speak with Summit Legal Aid’s intake team.
Summit Legal Aid is funded in-part by Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of legal aid in the nation. This project is made possible by the PAI Program funded by LSC, Meghann E Mikluscak-Hewitt, Esquire, the PAI & Pro Bono Manager of Summit Legal Aid, and volunteers of the Washington County Bar Association.
- Pro Bono
- Child Support