Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The Law in the Library:
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on these Thursday evenings: 
December 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch

Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law will provide one-on-one assistance to persons who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored and people interested in having their records sealed/expunged. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office.

Law in the Library: Adoptions
Monday, December 7, 6 to 7 p.m. at Headquarters Library

Cynthia Swanson, a board certified adoption law attorney, will discuss different types of adoptions. She will cover step-parent Cynthia and relative adoptions, adoptions of newborns, interstate adoptions and intervening in a Florida Department of Children and Families case to adopt a child who is the subject of a dependency matter. She will talk about the requirements of home studies, notifications and consents, and help available to birth mothers in private adoptions. 

Also, free legal resources are available in the John A.H. Murphree Law Library located at Headquarters Library. Resources include the Florida Bar Journal (2009 to present), Florida Cases, Florida Law Weekly, the Florida Statutes plus the Nolo’s small business essentials series and the WestLawNext (only available at Headquarters) and Gale Legal Forms databases.

Past presentations inlcuded:
Law in the Library - Reverse Mortgages and Foreclosures: What Seniors Need to Know 
Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m.,​ Headquarters Library

Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on these Thursday evenings: 
October 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Library Partnership
November 12, 4:30 to 6 Cone Park Branch

Guardianships That Affect Seniors Today
Monday, October 19, 6 p.m., Millhopper Branch Library

Child Support Workshop
Monday, Nov. 2, 6 to 7 p.m., Headquarters Library  

For additional information, contact Nickie Kortus,, or (352) 334-3909 or Jan Bendik, Esq., at or (352) 372-0519.



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Law in the Library - Alachua County Library

Posted by NickieK on November 2, 2015