The Warner Public Library is the new home to a Legal Help Center.
The help center comes courtesy of a grant the library received from Illinois Coalition For Equal Justice. Librarian Bobbi Perryman explains this help center will help with just about any civil matter if you cannot get a lawyer. She feels it helps ease the process during what is already a difficult time for the person.
Perryman explains local Judge Garry Bryan applied for the grant and recommended the library be the housing place for the computer. She adds it is a nice set up with a printer and headphones. Perryman feels the library is a suitable place for the system since they are the open a lot and the library is a more comfortable environment than the Courthouse.
Perryman says if someone comes in to use the computer, they will not be given advice from the library staff. She says that is considered "practicing law without a license".
The system can be accessed at the Warner Public Library during regular business hours, and it is also available online at dewitt.illinoislegalaid.org.