Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association hosts ‘Ask A Lawyer’ Hotline

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Phone lines have been busy as folks called to get their legal questions answered for free.

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association provided attorneys to answer the “Ask A Lawyer” hotline. Landlord-tenant, probate, consumer, and family law continue to be the top issues people have been calling about.

Attorneys took 725 calls through the hotline in 2015. Thirty-one percent of the calls were from Kansas, and 69 percent were from Missouri.

The effort is part of law week in Kansas City. Another law week event will put story book character “Goldilocks” on trial, for breaking and entering.

"We’ll pick 12 jurors from the 4th and 5th grade class and they’ll decide Goldilock’s fate,” said attorney Robert Kinsman.

For those who think their legal issue might be too complex, you’re urged to still call.”

“Definitely call us. If we can’t help you or the attorney who answers your call doesn’t know we have attorneys available to call you back who do more about the topic,” said attorney Michael Schaefer.

Ask A Lawyer continues through Thursday night. Lines are open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The number is (816) 994-3933.