Legal Services Day at Bangor Public Library

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Access to justice for those who can't afford it.

That's the mission of the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Tuesday was Legal Services Day.

Volunteers were on hand at Bangor Public Library volunteers for free consultations.

Organizers say it's a way to get low-income people comprehensive civil legal advice on issues like foreclosure, debt collection, tax issues, and more.

"To have that comfort level that they're talking with a real person and we get them started along their way and hopefully if it's a case that we can accept, we'll, almost always, we're able to find an attorney to take their case pro-bono," says Greg Pierce, program coordinator.

Although they were not dealing with family matters today, organizers say they do offer legal counsel sessions on a weekly basis at various courthouses in the state including Bangor, Belfast, and Ellsworth.