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People’s Law School

Legal Services Center
April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

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
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 peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu.

Questions? Please email peopleslawschool@law.harvard.edu or call the Legal Services Center at (617) 522-3003 and ask for the People’s Law School Coordinator.

Event Details

April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Legal Services Center
(617) 522-3003
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Legal Service Center
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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(617) 522-3003
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