Law in the Library presents Residential Foreclosure and Restoration of Civil Rights

September 15, 2014
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The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library:

Residential Foreclosure on Monday, September 29, 6 p.m. is at Headquarters Library. Erin Slemmens, Esq. of Three Rivers Legal Services, will provide an overview of the foreclosure process, the modification process, short sales, deeds in lieu foreclosure and things to look for once a foreclosure has been filed. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Library Partnership; Thursday, Nov. 6, at Cone Park Branch and Tuesday, Dec. 2, 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. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office.

During these free presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Legal resources are also available to the public in the John A.H. Murphree Law Library, located at Headquarters. Resources includes 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. 

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


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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