By Kent Berkley
The Legal Aid Society of Door County helps poor people seek justice through the courts. The legal system can be a confusing place for people unfamiliar with its rules of evidence, procedure, and courtroom etiquette. Having the facts in one’s favor is important but does little good if someone does not know how to present them for consideration by a judge or jury. Hiring a lawyer can be cost prohibitive for people living in poverty. David Clowers, a contract attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Door County, says his role is to screen cases, provide people with basic information about the process and recruit volunteer attorneys to handle cases for individuals that qualify.
Clowers says that he works with a couple dozen volunteer attorneys from the area. He says he is always looking for attorneys that want to satisfy their ethical and professional obligations to provide pro bono legal services for the public good. Persons interested in supporting the organization can find information about the upcoming fundraising event on January 27th at http://legalaiddoorcounty.org/events.html.