Learn more about Bankruptcy: How Can it Work for You?

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library – Bankruptcy: How Can it Work for You? on Monday, Jan. 23, at  6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Bankruptcy lawyer Sharon Sperling will discuss the benefits and consequences of filing bankruptcy, and how a bankruptcy case can help you regain control of your financial future. She will talk about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 and the expected outcome of filing a bankruptcy case – or not. Law in the Library presentations are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Other presentations and workshops include: Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, (352) 333-2840. 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. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office. Also, the attorneys will meet with people who are interested in having their records sealed or expunged.

Additional workshops:
Thursday, March 2, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch
Thursday, April 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Library Partnership

During these free presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Helpful legal eSources are also available online from the Nolo’s small business essentials series, Gale Legal Forms, Law Depot and the WestLawNext (only available at Headquarters Library). 

Previous Law in the Library presentations this fall included:
Identity Theft: Not Just a Marketing Gimmick on Monday, September 19, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop on Thursday, October 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.at Library Partnership and Thursday 5:30 to 7 p.m.,November 10, at Headquarters Library and December 6, at Cone Park Branch
The Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid on Monday, October 17, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library
Family Law Self-Help Center - Resources for Self-Represented Litigants on Monday, November 7, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library
Ask A Lawyer on Saturday, November 19, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library
The Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid on Monday, October 17, 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library

For additional information contact Nickie Kortus, nkortus@aclib.us, or (352) 334-3909 or Jan Bendik, Esq., at jan.bendik@trls.org or (352) 372-0519.

Posted by NickieK on January 4, 2017