The program is open to the public and space is limited, with reservations required. The presentations are for general informational purposes and do not provide legal advice.
The meetings will be held in the National University System Student Success Center, located on the lower level near Macy's and California Pizza Kitchen.
All of the discussions will start at 10:30 a.m., ending at noon, with the dates, topics and presenters following:
Saturday: Landlord/Tenant Issues
What legal protections do tenants have from eviction, rent increases, uninhabitable conditions, withheld deposits and other issues? What remedies do landlords have in addition to eviction? Ora Prochovnick, director of the JFK University College of Law's clinical programs, will address these issues and more.
July 12: Elder Law and Conservatorships
Under what circumstances can the court order a conservatorship for the elderly or disabled? Why are durable powers of attorney for health care and finances important? Pamela Zimba will discuss these and other topics of importance affecting the increasing elderly population.
July 26: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Issues
When can you invoke legal protections or remedies when faced with debt collection issues? When can bankruptcy be a viable option for individuals or small businesses? Joan Grimes, a bankruptcy attorney for over 25 years, will lead the discussion.
Aug. 9: Criminal Law
What are your rights when stopped and questioned by police on the street, in your car or at your home? Ian Kelley will review your rights in these and similar situations.
Aug. 23: Divorce and Family Law Issues
What are the general rules regarding divorce, division of property, custody and visitation? What steps should someone anticipating a divorce take? Commissioner Josanna Berkow will lead this discussion.
Sept. 13: Small Claims Court
Disputes up to $10,000 can be heard in Small Claims Court. Commissioner Robert Broughton will provide insights on how to present or defend your case. He has served as deputy public defender for Tulare and Contra Costa counties.
John F. Kennedy University College of Law professors have designed this seminar series to offer free, accessible legal information on topics people encounter in their everyday lives. These professors are donating their time to present these seminars in their areas of expertise.
Registration is required at www.jfku.edu/Events.