Legal Services Vermont and Vermont Legal Aid want to meet with you. The nonprofit law firms want to know more about the civil legal problems facing low-income and vulnerable Vermonters. They are holding seven meetings around the state to hear from Vermonters, their community partners and supporters.
“We want to hear from as wide a cross section of Vermonters as possible. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this process,” said Sam Abel-Palmer, Executive Director of Legal Services Vermont.
“Civil” legal problems are any legal issues that are not criminal in nature. However, the organizations do help with the legal problems of crime victims. Also, the organizations help people with expunging and sealing past criminal records.
Staff from Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont will be at the public meetings. They will use the information gathered to help decide where to put their legal aid resources. It’s part of a statewide legal needs assessment process the organizations will use to provide civil legal help where it’s needed most. The organizations work together to help thousands of Vermonters around the state each year.
Here’s the schedule of public meetings. No registration is needed and light refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, October 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Goodrich Library, 202 Main St., Newport
Monday, October 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Community College of Vermont (CCV), 142 S. Main St., St. Albans
Wednesday, October 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Community College of Vermont (CCV), Room 152, 324 Main St., Bennington
Wednesday, October 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Community College of Vermont (CCV), Room 102, 60 West St., Rutland
Monday, November 4, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Community College of Vermont (CCV), Room 271, 41 Harmony Place, Brattleboro
Tuesday, November 5, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Bethany UCC Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Legal Services Vermont, 274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington
Please note: Visitors to Community College of Vermont should stop at the main desk for a visitor’s badge.