January 4, 2018
Do you need legal advice in the Northeast Kingdom?
Each month, Vermont Legal Aid attorney Kelli Kazmarski is available in Newport to discuss your legal questions about housing, divorce, custody, debt collection and more. The free legal clinic at the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center is usually held on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Because of the holidays, January's clinic will be Wednesday, January 10. The February clinic is also rescheduled to Thursday, February 8.
The Restorative Justice Center is located at 79 Coventry Street in Newport – next to the post office. Call Restorative Justice to make an appointment at 802-487-9327. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
“The clinics are a way for people to sit face-to-face and talk with someone about their issues,” Kazmarski says. “I have had people come in with problems ranging from debt collection to wills, and from family law matters to benefits issues. I think people in the community really enjoy this service.”
Kazmarski is also part of a rotating roster of volunteer lawyers who do free legal clinics at the Community Restorative Justice Center in St. Johnsbury. These are usually held on the first Monday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. and an appointment is recommended. “I really enjoy the clinics,” Kazmarski says.