News from the State Bar of Arizona about a great annual event: Law Day

State Bar of Arizona Hosts First Annual Law Day Legal-Aid Clinics

Clinics will offer free legal advice across the Valley and in Tucson in celebration of Law Day

WHAT: The 2012 Law Day Legal Aid Clinics will serve as a free legal resource where members of communities from across the Valley and Tucson can attend information sessions on a variety of legal topics.

The information sessions will be conducted by volunteer lawyers and will last 90 minutes. Lawyers will provide guests with a presentation on a specific legal topic as well as reserve time for a question and answer period. Guests can participate in one or more sessions at one of the five partner locations.

WHEN: 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Session One: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Wills and Estate Planning: Available at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and St. Paul Church
Immigration Issues (in Spanish): Available at Fiesta Mall and Isaac School District

Session Two: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Divorce, Child Support, and Paternity Issues

Session Three: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Issues

Session Four: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Immigration Issues (in Spanish): Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Landlord and Tenant Issues: All other locations

WHERE:

North Valley

St. Paul Roman Catholic Parish

330 West Coral Gables

Phoenix, AZ 85023

Central/South Valley

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

1401 East Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85034

East Valley

Fiesta Mall

1445 West Southern Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85202

West Valley

Isaac School District—District Office

3348 West McDowell Road

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Tucson

State Bar of Arizona Southern Regional Ofc.

270 N. Church Ave., Ste. 100

Tucson, AZ 85701

HOW: Community members can participate free of charge and do not have to pre-register. Admittance to each session is on a first-come, first-served basis, until capacity is reached. For more information on the clinics, contact Alberto Rodriguez at 602-518-8704 or alberto.rodriguez@staff.azbar.org.

WHY: The State Bar of Arizona’s Law Day Legal Aid Clinics were created in an effort to provide access to justice while joining the rest of the nation in celebrating the legal profession. Each year on May 1, the United States celebrates Law Day. Originally proposed by the American Bar Association (ABA), in 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day to strengthen our country’s heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. It was made part of the U.S. Code as Public Law 87-20 on April 7, 1961. The concept was to recognize the importance of the rule of law and both its effect and structure in our country. Over the years, legal and civic organizations nationwide have used these general ideas to develop educational programs for the public.

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