The Halsbury Chambers law firm will host its ninth annual free Legal Clinic, under the theme ‘Information You Need for the Life You Want’, this coming Saturday at its law office on Village Road from 9am to 3pm.
Launched in 2004 as a community outreach effort to provide free legal advice, and bridge the gap between the legal community and the public, the free clinics in the past have attracted hundreds of persons.
Nerissa Greene, a Halsbury Chambers partner, said: “Attorneys will be available from 9am to 3pm to give free legal advice on a wide range of legal issues such as mortgages, conveyances, wills, probate, divorces, adoption, personal injury, wrongful dismissal, immigration applications, trade marks, copyright and formation of companies”.
She added that persons can call the law firm at 393-4551 to make an appointment to consult with an attorney free of charge on Saturday.
“If I am correct, no other law firm has taken such a bold position consistently for the last nine years,” Ms. Greene said.
“I am most pleased that the firm has continued with such a wonderful community service, even during the rough economic climate, when I think it is most needed” said Branville McCartney, its founding partner.
“I have had a significant number of persons approach me over the years and told me that they benefited greatly from these free legal clinics.
“I would certainly encourage all persons to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Halsbury Chambers is the only law firm in the Bahamas to be a member of the International Lawyers Network (ILN), an association of 91 full service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers worldwide.