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Justice Bus visiting Stark County for Law Week

Ohio Justice Bus

Ohio Justice Bus

CANTON – The Stark County Bar Association will host a variety of events, including a stop in Stark County by the Ohio Justice Bus, as part of Law Week 2023.

Law Day is a national event held on or around May 1 and is designed to remind Americans about their liberties and alert them to the role they play as citizens in protecting and preserving freedom.

This year’s theme is “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration.”

Among the events scheduled is a stop by the Ohio Justice Bus. The bus will be parked from noon to 4 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Mission BBQ, 4490 Everhard Road in Jackson Township.

Stark Bar Association Executive Director Tina McCort said in the past the organization has held a phone bank for residents to call in with legal questions but as times have changed they have seen a drop in participants.

This year, they opted to try an in-person event with the bus.

Attorneys will be available for a free consultation and to answer legal questions. An attorney who is a veteran or familiar with military issues also will be on hand.

McCort said three lawyers from Columbus who travel with the bus will be on hand as well as local attorneys.

“We targeted that area because it is one of the busiest intersections in the county,” she said. “Also Mission BBQ gets a lot of military.”

The event will be “live-streamed” on the Stark County Bar Association’s Facebook page. Those who join the live Facebook event can also ask questions.

McCort said people seek help during the free events for a number of reasons, including if they are unable to afford to hire an attorney and they are not sure if they need an attorney.

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Justice Bus offering legal aid services in rural southeast Minnesota communities in May

May 1—RUSHFORD — The Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services is offering legal aid services in rural communities from May 16-23, 2023.

The Justice Bus provides legal information, resources and referrals. SMRLS provides free legal services to low-income people in critical civil matters throughout its 33-county service area in southern Minnesota.

The Justice Bus will travel throughout the region in the coming months. The May schedule includes:

Tuesday, May 16

* Rushford: 9-11 a.m. at SEMCAC Food Shelf, 113 E. Jessie St.

* Caledonia: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Public Library, 231 E. Main St.

* La Crescent: 3-5 p.m. at the Public Library, 321 Main St.

Wednesday, May 17

* Wabasha: 9-11 a.m. at the Public Library, 168 Alleghany Ave.

* Plainview: Noon to 2 p.m. at Highway 42 and Broadway Ave.

* St. Charles: 3-5 p.m. at the City Park, 719 W. Sixth St.

Thursday, May 18

* Preston: 9-11 a.m. at the SEMCAC Food Shelf, 515 Washington St. NW.

* Le Roy: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Public Library, 605 Broadway.

* Stewartville: 3-5 p.m. at the American Legion, 1100 Second Ave. NW.

Friday, May 19

* Red Wing: 9-11 a.m. at the Public Library, 225 East Ave.

* Cannon Falls: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Public Library, 306 Mill St. W.

* Zumbrota: 3-5 p.m. at the Public Library, 100 West Ave.

Monday, May 22

* Austin: 9-11 a.m. at the Welcome Center, 105 First St. SE.

* Blooming Prairie: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Public Library, 138 Highway Ave. S.

* Owatonna: 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Community Pathways, 155 Oakdale St.

Tuesday, May 23

* Faribault: 9-11 a.m. at the Community Action Center, 1400 Cannon Circle.

* Kenyon: Noon to 2 p.m. at the Public Library, 709 Second St.

* Northfield: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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