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Madison County Circuit Court names new law librarian

From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – The 3rd Judicial Circuit has hired Angela Wille of Edwardsville as the new law librarian for the Madison County Law Library located in the courthouse at 155 N. Main St. in the lower level.

The Madison County Law Library provides resources to assist court patrons and those individuals who are self-represented to do legal research.

“The circuit is pleased to have Ms. Wille as our new law librarian. Her background includes a master’s degree in public administration from SIUE. She is familiar with our library facilities and with our pro bono programs as she was previously employed in the court’s Legal Self-Help Center. She is a great addition to our staff,” stated Chief Judge David Hylla.
In addition to her master’s degree, Wille also received her bachelor’s in political science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She previously worked for the local law firm of M. Joseph Hill as a legal assistant. Her duties will include assisting court patrons with using the computer research facilities and the print publications and coordinating the court’s pro bono programs. She is a resident of Edwardsville.

Wille is the contact individual for self-represented litigants who wish to make free appointments with an attorney in the law library. Free legal appointments to low-income members of the public who do not have attorneys are available by appointment on any legal subject except criminal law, including but not limited to subjects such as family law or areas such as debt collection, landlord tenant, small claims, or any other civil area of law.

The free appointments are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The appointments are for those of limited incomes who do not have attorneys and qualifying information will need to be provided.

To make an appointment or to volunteer, call (618) 296-5921 or e-mail Wille at anwille@co.madison.il.us.

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