The Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar will offer free legal information during the annual Call-A-Lawyer Program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
More than 100 lawyers will be available via a toll-free number to answer questions about legal matters. Last year, the lawyers fielded more than 2,500 calls."Each year we've done the Call-A-Lawyer Program, we have served more and more Utahns," said attorney Robert Rice, the project's organizer. "We expect another strong response to the program this year."
To reach a lawyer Thursday night, call 1-800-736-4575.
The Call-A-Lawyer Program is just one of several events scheduled in connection with this year's Law Day observance on May 1.
Mary Tucker, chairwoman of the Law-Related Education and Law Day Committee for the bar, said Law Day is devoted to teaching and celebrating the American legal system.
Events include mock trials involving more than 1,000 junior high and high school students, Law Day awards, essay contests and social activities.
World-famous boxing referee Mills Lane is scheduled to speak at the Law Day luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.
Lane, a University of Utah Law School graduate and a Nevada state judge, has refereed more than 90 world championship bouts, including the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight. Lane is retiring as a judge on Friday to begin filming a new TV series called "Judge Mills Lane - Justice You Can Trust."
Tickets to the luncheon are available from the State Bar for $20 per person.