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People’s Law School
People’s Law School 2017: Know Your Rights
This year’s People’s Law School event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. The event will feature a series of 1-hour “Know Your Rights” workshops on a variety of legal topics and will be free and open to the public.
WHEN: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Legal Services Center, 122 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (Orange Line, Stony Brook Stop)
This year’s event will feature the following “Know Your Rights” workshops: Please note that participants are welcome to attend any workshops of interest and are not confined to either track. Starred * workshops are offered in both English and Spanish. Volunteers will provide Spanish interpreting in other workshops as requested.
|“KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” TRACK 1|
|10:00 – 11:00 AM||Family Law 101|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Safety Net Programs: SNAP and Social Security Disability Benefits|
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Understanding State Veterans Benefits|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||VA Disability Benefits Basics|
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Disability & Self-employment: What you need to know if you want to start a business|
|3:00 – 4:00 PM||Paying Taxes|
|4:00 – 5:00 PM||Managing Your Student Loans|
|5:00 – 6:00 PM||Debt & Bankruptcy|
|“KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” TRACK 2|
|10:00 – 11:00 AM||Tenant Rights in Massachusetts|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Your Rights when being Questioned or Detained by Immigration Officers* (MIRA)|
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Naturalizing/Becoming a US Citizen* (Project Citizenship)|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Immigration Rights* (PAIR)|
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Making Your Voice Heard in the Massachusetts State House and Beyond|
|3:00 – 4:00 PM||Peaceful Protesting*|
|4:00 – 5:00 PM||Getting the Right Health Insurance for You (hosted by CHLPI)|
|5:00 – 6:00 PM||Working with Court Services|
At the event, we will provide you with:
- Resources packet
- Family-friendly spaces and activities
- Snacks and beverages
- Free parking
We can also help you:
- Prepare your taxes (To sign up for free tax assistance, visit www.tinyurl.com/JPTaxHelp)
- Get a library card
- Open an email account
- Register to vote
- Receive additional resources
To request additional services or accommodations, email email@example.com.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Legal Services Center at (617) 522-3003 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator.