The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Library Partnership’s new location, 912 NE 16 Avenue, (352) 334-0165. 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.
The series continues with Law in the Library: Veterans and the Law on Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3900. Join the discussion about veterans’ benefits with Dan Weisman, Esq., to learn how status as a veteran has legal significance in healthcare, education, the criminal justice system, the business world and more. The intersection between the law and status as a veteran is more important now than ever before and can be confusing to navigate. Weisman dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to helping fellow veterans with their legal needs. As a former prosecutor he also defends those accused of crimes and has experience in personal injury cases with more than 10 years experience as an attorney.
These presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. During Law in the Library presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Helpful legal resources are also available online from the Library District’s Nolo’s small business essentials series and Gale Legal Forms.
Previous presentations have included:
Law in the Library: Probate - What happens to your stuff when you die? on Monday, Sept. 24, at Headquarters Library
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops - Thursday, Sept. 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch and Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch