Photo by Daniel Schattnik
The Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.
EDWARDSVILLE — Chief Judge David Hylla announces that the Third Judicial Circuit has hired Angela Wille of Edwardsville as the new law librarian for the Madison County Law Library in the lower level of the courthouse at 155 N. Main St.
The library provides resources to assist court patrons and individuals who are self-represented to do legal research.
“The circuit is pleased to have Ms. Wille as our new law librarian,” Hylla said. “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.”
In addition to her master’s degree, Wille 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.
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 residents 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. Patrons are required to provide information about their income. To make an appointment or to volunteer, call (618) 296-5921 or email Angela Wille at email@example.com.