Free civil legal advice available Oct. 24

Each October, the Alabama State Bar promotes a statewide pro bono celebration in each county.

Unlike the criminal defense system, there is no constitutional guarantee of funding for low-income Alabamians who need civil legal assistance.

Last year, more than 422,000 households experienced more than 733,000 legal issues with low-income households only having had legal assistance for approximately 16 percent of these legal problems.

A free clinic will be offered on Wednesday, October 24, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Escambia County Courthouse for low income Escambia County residents who have legal qu...