Law in the Library: Tips for Coping with Post-Holiday Consumer Blues

December 10, 2015

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Tips for Coping with Post-Holiday Consumer Blues on Monday, January 11, 6 p.m., at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Judy Collins, Esq. with Three Rivers Legal Services, will provide tips on how to recover from a post-holiday debt hangover and avoid getting one in the future. Also, she will debunk the urban myths about gift cards, returns, change of heart and warranties. This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Law in the Library continues with Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. on:
February 11, Tower Road Branch, 3020 S.W. 75 Street, (352) 333-2840
March 17, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-3939
April 7, Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 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.


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 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 online WestLawNext (only available at Headquarters) and Gale Legal Forms eSources. 

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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