Cutler Law Firm, LLP attorneys Alex Halbach and Joseph Hogue recently volunteered at the South Dakota Ask-A-Lawyer, a program sponsored by the South Dakota State Bar Association, and was held on May 1 – 3. During the event, South Dakota residents from around the state received free legal advice from experienced lawyers. Each call was handled anonymously by attorney volunteers and over the three day event, lawyers across the state answered over 800 calls ranging from family law issues to contracts, wills, real estate and more.
“This was my first year participating in the event and I will happily volunteer again,” said Halbach. “I was amazed at the range of questions and it was a nice reminder that not everyone in the state has access to or the resources necessary to retain a lawyer.”
The calls are not intended to be an in-depth analysis of the callers’ legal concerns, but rather to answer general legal questions and, if appropriate, to refer the caller to specific lawyer referral services or government agencies that can better assist the individual caller. The event occurs annually in the spring.
Cutler Law Firm, LLP is a full-service law firm based in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.