AACC free Community Law Forum features civil, criminal and family legal issues

Consumers can get free information on timely legal topics and issues from local attorneys and Anne Arundel County judges at the 2nd Annual Community Law Forum at Anne Arundel Community College.

The forum runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. March 7, in the Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) Room 100. Because space is limited, preregistration is required for this event presented by the college’s Legal Studies Institute in partnership with the Anne Arundel Bar Association and co-sponsored with the AACC Foundation Inc.

Choose from 13 workshops offered during three sessions that follow an opening presentation on “Do I Need a Lawyer.” Check-in is 8 a.m. with the 15-minute opening presentation starting at 8:30 a.m. and sessions starting at 8:50 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

Session 1 from 8:50-9:50 a.m. offers a choice of six topics: “Who are You? What to Do in the Frightening Age of Identity Theft,” “Wills, Advance Directives and Powers of Attorney: How to Stop Worrying and Plan for the Future,” “Help, I’ve Just Been in a Car Accident: What to Do and Say First,” “Small Claims: How Maryland Law Helps the Little Guy,” “My Small Business: Should it be a Corporation or an LLC?” and “Hard Times: Foreclosure and Debt Workout in Today’s World.”

Session 2 from 10-11 a.m. repeats the first round of workshops with the exception of a new twist on the topic of wills. This time, the workshop is entitled “Will Power: A Guide to Opening and Administering Estates.”

Session 3 from 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. offers six workshops. Choose from “Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities,” “Traffic Light: A Quick Guide to Traffic Court, the MVA and Traffic Cameras,” “Take This Job and … Employee Rights and Responsibilities,” “Before the Ink is Dry: What to Know Before You Sign a Contract,” “McCoys and Hatfields: Mediation Alternatives to Court” and “Avoiding the Tug-of-Way: Divorce Process, Support, Custody and Visitation of Children.”

For information or to register, visit www.aacc.edu/conferences/law. Participants may also contact Karen L. Cook, interim director of the Legal Studies Institute, for information at (410) 777-7370.

The CALT building is on the Arnold campus at 101 College Parkway. Call Disability Support Services, (410) 777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request special accommodations.

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