In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Erie County Bar Association started its free "Ask A Lawyer" program Monday.

About a dozen bankruptcy lawyers are taking phone calls and answering questions about bills, debt payments, job losses and checks coming through the CARES Act and small business loans.

All calls are funneled through the Bar Association to attorneys working from home.

They want to help you avoid bankruptcy.

They'll continue to offer the free service through Thursday.

The phone number to ask your question to the Bar Association is 814-459-3111.