August 06, 2009
Registration Now Open for “The People’s Law School,” a Six-Week Legal Education Program Presented by the Young Lawyers DivisionFrom September 15 through October 20, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association will present "The People's Law School", a legal education program for citizens interested in learning about areas of the law affecting their daily lives.
The program features six sessions of 11 total classes on subjects ranging from real estate to employment law to personal injury, all taught by volunteer attorneys. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. The cost of the program is $40.00 and includes access to all seminars and the complete course materials book.
The course schedule for "The People's Law School" is as follows:
• Social Security & Disability
• Elder Law
• Small Claims & Landlord/Tenant
• Consumer Credit (Debt Collection, Identity Theft, Credit Reports)
• Personal Injury
• Criminal Law
• Real Estate
• Employment Law
• Workers’ Compensation
• Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support)
Please note that while "The 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 conferred upon its completion.
The mission of the Young Lawyers Division is to promote and preserve the interests of young lawyers, improve the quality of the legal system, provide a forum for the exchange of views among young lawyers, encourage the professional development of young lawyers through educational and service programs, participate in the growth and advancement of the legal profession, and encourage young lawyers to represent deserving clients on a pro bono basis.###