Legal Advice Free for a Day
For those who need an answer to a sticky legal question but cannot conceive of hiring a lawyer, the upcoming Law Day 2000 may be the solution.
Attorney Mark Miller, who is co-sponsoring the event with the San Diego Central Library, said the second annual event should have 15 attorneys on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, giving free advice on nearly any aspect of the law. The library is at 820 E St. Downtown.
“The two areas that should probably generate the most questions are those dealing with family law or criminal law,” Miller said. “It might be something along the lines of ‘Can my ex-wife take the kid and leave the state?'”
Besides those areas, the attorneys, all of whom are active members of the California Bar, can provide advice on bankruptcy, personal injury, medical malpractice and tax law, Miller said.
An attorney for six years, Miller said he helped put on a similar free legal clinic in Los Angeles, and wanted to do the same thing here.
The concept is to provide a non-threatening venue where people could get nagging, chronic legal questions answered in a short time. Those with more complex and involved problems will be referred to the San Diego County Bar Association for a specific attorney.