The Halsbury Chambers law firm will hosts its 10th annual Free Legal Clinic, under the theme ‘Information You Need for the Life You Want’ this Saturday at its Village Road offices between 9am and 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 Halsbsury 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 said persons can call the law firm at 393-4551 to make an appointment to consult with an attorney free of charge on Saturday.
“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.”
When the firm introduced the free legal clinic in 2004, Mr McCartney said he wanted to close the perceived gap between the legal fraternity and the general public, claiming that even the word ‘fraternity’ hinted at an almost unapproachable social standing.