The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services have once again teamed up to offer Lawyers in the Library. After a two-year hiatus, this very popular event has returned. Events take place monthly from July through November (with October skipped due to Six Bridges Book Festival events). Patrons are invited to listen to legal presentations followed by an opportunity to ask a lawyer their civil legal questions.
“We are proud to have this limited series return to CALS,” said Mark Christ, Head of Adult Programming at CALS, “The last time we ran this event we were able to help more than fifty people get personalized legal advice. For many of the patrons we serve, this access is invaluable.” Topics include Criminal Record Sealing and Public Benefits like SNAP and SSI, and will end with a record-sealing clinic (pre-registration required to ensure a spot for this event). Events will take place at a variety of CALS branches. Full details on each event below.
Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m., Sue Cowan Williams Library
Public Benefits- Come see us for an attorney-led presentation into general public benefits issues. There will be a Q&A afterwards where you can learn how these laws apply to your unique situation.
Friday, August 19, 10 a.m., Sidney S. McMath Library
Public Benefits-Do you have SSI overpayments? Issues with your SNAP benefits? Have a criminal record you would like to seal? Come see us for an attorney-led presentation into general public benefits issues.
Monday, September 19, 2 p.m., Max Milam Library, Perryville
Record Sealing-Come see us to learn about getting your criminal record sealed. An attorney from the Center for Arkansas Legal Services will be speaking about the kinds of criminal charges that can be sealed, how to seal those charges, and what you can do it you can’t get a record sealed. There will be a Q&A afterwards where you can learn how these laws apply to your unique situation.
Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dee Brown Library
Record-Sealing Clinic: Center for Arkansas Legal Services will hold a record sealing clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 18th, at the Dee Brown Library. You MUST bring a copy of your ACIC and disposition documents to have your records sealed. Please call the Helpline at 501-376-3423 to make an appointment and guarantee your spot.
For more information about Lawyers in the Library, contact Mark Christ at firstname.lastname@example.org.