The State Bar’s Tuesday evening, 6-8:00 P.M. call in service, formerly known as the Lawyer Information Service, has a new name. The service, intended to provide quick information to members of the public on basic legal issues, is staffed by volunteer members of the State Bar. The service has been renamed Tuesday Legal Connect (aka: TLC) in recognition of the significantly increased number of attorney participants, the quality of the training provided to those participants, the use of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s multiple locations and state of the art phone system, and the coordination of participants throughout the State by the staff of Legal Aid of West Virginia. To volunteer as a participant with TLC, contact Adrienne Moore at email@example.com. Questions: contact TLC/LRS Chairperson, Mark Adkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or State Bar ED, Anita Casey at email@example.com.
Tuesday Legal Connect
On Tuesday nights the WV State Bar operates the Tuesday Legal Connect. Volunteer lawyers take calls from the public, and offer suggestions and guidance about their questions. Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lawyers volunteer their time to answer questions that are presented by men and women throughout West Virginia on a toll free telephone line. The lawyers listen to the citizens’ comments and questions. They help the callers assess:
- Whether the caller really does have a legal problem.
- Whether there are some simple steps the caller can take to try to solve their problem without a lawyer.
- Whether the caller really does need to have a lawyer to help them.
The volunteer lawyers can provide general legal information. But they cannot provide direct legal advice or legal assistance about your case. To give legal advice, a lawyer would need more information and details than a short telephone call can provide. To reach the Tuesday Legal Connect, call 1-800-642-3617.