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Free Consumer Law Event Covers Legal Issues

Feb. 18, 2011

      Gain insight into a dozen consumer legal issues that impact renters, landlords and others at “Law School for the Public,” a free event on Saturday, March 5, at Anne Arundel Community College.

      Choose from 16 civil, criminal and family law topics offered from 8 a.m.-noon and led by Anne Arundel County attorneys and judges. Start off at 8 a.m. with registration and the lead session, “Do I Need a Lawyer?” in the Careers Center Building Room 200 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel Bar Association and the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College.

      Topics offered this year are:

  • Law and Order: TV vs. Real Criminal Prosecutions
  • Will Power: A Guide to Planning, Opening and Administering Estates
  • Help, I’ve Just Been in a Car Accident: What to Do and Say First
  • Small Claims: How Maryland Law Helps the Little Guy
  • My Small Business: Should it be a Corporation or LLC?
  • Hard Times: The New Maryland Foreclosure Law
  • Money Matters: Fraud Directed at You and What to Do About It
  • Pink Slips: Unemployment Law for Employers and Employees
  • The New Child Support Guidelines
  • Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Tenant & Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
  • Traffic Light: A Quick Guide to Traffic Court, the MVA and Traffic Cameras
  • Take This Job and … Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Before the Ink is Dry: What to Know Before You Sign a Contract
  • McCoys & Hatfields: Mediation Alternatives to Court
  • Avoiding the Tug-of-War: Divorce Process, Support, Custody and Visitation of Children

      The program is divided into three sessions with six topics offered each session. Some topics are repeated. The sessions run 8:50-9:50 a.m., 10-11 a.m. and 11:10-12:10 p.m.

      Space is limited and registration is required. To RSVP and for information, call 410-777-7323. For information about the Anne Arundel Bar Association, visit; for information about the Legal Studies Institute, visit Call AACC Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations.