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People’s Law School Returns to St. Mary’s

On Saturday, February 16, 2008, the San Antonio Bar Foundation will offer free legal information to the public in areas of law that may directly impact their lives. The 15th Annual People’s Law School will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the campus of St. Mary’s Law School.

Local attorneys will share their expertise in a series of classes covering many legal topics. The classes are 45-minutes long, during which participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and speak personally with the instructors.

At 9:00 a.m., attendees may choose between learning about social security, family law, or immigration. The 10:00 a.m. sessions offer information about disability, guardianship or employment. The 11:00 a.m. choices are wills, real estate or bankruptcy. Finally, at noon, attorneys will provide information on living wills and powers of attorney, identity theft and personal injury.

At the same times as the above sessions in English, classes will be offered in Spanish on several immigration issues.

In addition to offering basic legal instruction, the People’s Law School will host a Community Resource Fair. Representatives of various state and local agencies will be available to discuss their services and to answer general questions. Agencies which have participated include the Office of the Attorney General Child Support and Consumer Protection Divisions, Better Business Bureau, San Antonio Police Department, Legal Aid, Social Security Administration, Consumer Credit Counseling, Bexar County Appraisal District, Texas Department of Insurance, City of San Antonio Fair Housing, Bexar County District Attorney’s Family Violence Unit, Bexar County Dispute Resolution, Texas Department of Human Services Aged & Disabled Program, and Elder Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association.

Participants are asked to pre-register for specific classes so appropriate seating arrangements can be made at the Law School. Light refreshments will be offered during the breaks between classes.

The People’s Law School is offered as a public service of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and is free to the public. Anyone wishing to attend may get more information by contacting Elena Hutchins, Executive Director, San Antonio Bar Foundation, 210. 227.8822, extension 25. Flyers containing registration information will be available upon request at the number stated above or at the Bexar County Courthouse Information Booth.