Free consumer law event covers legal issues from traffic accidents to divorce, foreclosure

Gain insight into a dozen consumer legal issues that impact drivers, computer users, financially-strapped homeowners and others at “Community Law Forum,” a free event March 6 at Anne Arundel Community College.

“Help, I’ve Just Been in a Car Accident: What to Do and Say First” is among the 15 civil, criminal and family law topics offered from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. by Anne Arundel County attorneys and judges. The forum in the Careers Center Room 200 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway, is sponsored by the Anne Arundel Bar Association, the college Legal Studies Institute and the AACC Foundation Inc.

Topics offered during the three, one-hour breakout sessions include:

“Hard Times: The New Maryland Foreclosure Law”
“Hard Times: Debts, Collection Laws and Personal Bankruptcy”
“Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities”
“Will Power: A Guide to Planning, Opening and Administering Estates”
“Small Claims: How Maryland Law Helps the Little Guy”
“My Small Business: Should it be a Corporation or an LLC?”
“Helping Hands: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Disability”
“Pink Slips: Unemployment Law for Employers and Employees”
“Traffic Light: A Quick Guide to Traffic Court, the MVA and Traffic Cameras”
“Who Are You? What to do in the Frightening Age of Identity Theft”
“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”
“Avoiding the Tug-of-War: Divorce Process, Support, Custody and Visitation of Children”

Preregistration is required because space is limited. Call (410) 777-2325 for information. Register online, by fax, by mail or in person.

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