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1101 Market Street, 11th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-238-6300 • Fax: 215-238-1267 • www.philadelphiabar.org

08/07/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Michael Petitti

Phone: 215-238-6342


Legal Education Program "People's Law School" Open to Area Residents, Special Early-Bird Rate Available

Area residents can receive basic information about areas of the law impacting daily life at People's Law School, a six-week legal education program taking place every Tuesday night from September 13 through October 18 and presented by volunteer attorneys from the Young Lawyers Division. For the first time, an early-bird rate of $35 is available to those who register by August 30.

People's Law School features 11 unique courses on a range of legal topics and is held every Tuesday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. Registration includes access to all seminars and the complete course materials book.

After August 30, the cost of the program increases to $40. The immediate availability of a course materials book cannot be guaranteed if registration is received after September 6.

The courses to be held are:

September 13
• Social Security & Disability (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
• Trusts and Estates, including wills and living wills (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

September 20
• Small Claims & Landlord/Tenant (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
• Consumer Credit, including debt collection, identity theft, and credit reports (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

September 27
• Personal Injury (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
• Criminal Law & Procedure (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 4
• Real Estate, including foreclosures, predatory lending, and transactions (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
• Bankruptcy (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 11
• Employment Law (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
• Workers' Compensation (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 18
• Family Law, including divorce, custody, and support (6:15-8:30 p.m.)

People's Law School is open to all citizens. Register here, by calling 215-238-6393, or through email at pls@philabar.org. Registration can also be completed by mail through this form.

Please note that while People's Law School will provide attendees information on different areas of the law, the program is not accredited and no degree or certificate will be given upon its completion.

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