Free legal workshops

BY PATTYE L. SAWYER-HAMPTON Pinellas County Urban League

ST. PETERSBURG — Through its new partnership with the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Pinellas County Urban League is hosting the “Ask a Lawyer” workshop series, held on the third Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m. at the Urban League, 333 31st St. N., St. Petersburg.

In an informal, relaxed atmosphere, participants can ask questions of St. Petersburg Bar attorneys on topics such as child support and custody, divorce, Social Security, employer issues, bankruptcy, unfair arrests and more – free of charge.

Launched in February, each month’s session focuses on a different topic; the first two sessions were on Probate and Estate Planning (wills) and Family Law (divorce, child support/ custody).

Participants can rest assured they are receiving accurate legal information because every session is led by trusted local St. Petersburg Bar attorneys who review the topics in simple, straightforward terms, taking time to give in depth responses during the question and answer period.

The next session will be held Thurs., April 16 with Employment Law/Workers’ Compensation as the topic. Future sessions will include: Criminal Law (DUIs, unfair arrest) in May; Probate/Elder Law in June and bankruptcy/ credit issues in July.

“We are pleased with the community’s response to the workshops thus far, and would love to see even more people take advantage of this opportunity to get free legal advice. These information sessions provide a wonderful forum in which participants can get answers to their legal questions in a casual, pressure-free setting, and represent yet another way the Urban League works to Empower Communities and Change Lives,” said Pinellas County Urban League President & CEO, Watson Haynes.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, and participants should contact the Pinellas County Urban League at (727) 327-3568, or email Wendy Lane-Schofield at to reserve their seat.

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