PITTSFIELD — Lawyers across the state will spend time in local libraries on Law Day, Wednesday, from noon to 2 p.m. to provide resources and assistance to people in need. They will talk about statewide legal issues and meet with library patrons.

Local lawyers Alfred P. Bachrach and Richard McCarthy will be at the Pittsfield Public Library. Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 is a free event that is open to the public.

The goal of the day is two fold: to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information and to demonstrate how legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food.

Participants in Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day 2013 will have an opportunity to meet with a lawyer based in their community and receive information about free resources, low-cost legal assistance and legal referrals. In addition, some attendees will have the opportunity for a brief private consultation with an attorney about personal legal matters.

For more information, call Pittsfield Public Library at 487-5880 or Gillian Britt at 775-2126.