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.
Law in the Library - Reverse Mortgages and Foreclosures: What Seniors Need to Know will be at Headquarters Library on September 21, at 6 p.m. Thomas DePeter, Esq., an attorney with Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc., will address the key questions and issues involved in obtaining a reverse mortgage and the eligibility requirements for borrowers. He will also review the types of reverse mortgages as well as their pros and cons. He will answer other questions relating to foreclosure and conventional mortgages.
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops from 5:30 to 7 p.m. will be on these Thursday evenings:
October 1, at Library Partnership
November 12, at Cone Park Branch
December 3, 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.
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.