Senior Watch: Legal Services Day

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) Hannah Young and Clare Davit from the Bangor Public Library are in for this week's Senior Watch to talk about Legal Services Day.

The Bangor Public Library is hosting Legal Services Day on Thursday, November 16th, at the library from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Members are the public with low income are invited to come and talk to volunteers from the Maine Vounteer Lawyers Project about civil legal matters including consumer law, wills/trusts/estates, debt collection, bankruptcy, employment law, tax issues, foreclosure, property, social security, and unemployment.

Typically, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project clients must have a household income below 200% of federal poverty guidelines, however, determining income eligibility is quite complex - please don't assume you are not eligible without talking to a volunteer.

Members of the public who wish to check their incomes prior to the event may go to http://www.safetyweb.org/fpl.php .

If you are going the library on Thursday, the public should bring documents relevant to their case, including court notices, letters, and other documents necessary to understand their individual case.

Throughout the year, all across Maine, the Volunteer Lawyers Project provides help with a variety of civil legal problems that are handled in Maine courts. Family law clinics are operating weekly at various Maine courthouses. Check out http://vlp.org/access-justice-today for clinic scheduling information and to find out about our ongoing case intake hotline services.