UH Law Center to offer free classes on basic legal rights
Business law, tax, employment, health insurance and consumer law — these are just five of the 14 different classes that the “People’s Law School” will be offering for free and open to the public.
Volunteers, lawyers, judges and professors will explain each area of law as well as teach basic legal rights from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 in Krost Hall at the UH Law Center.
“The People’s Law School is the oldest and most successful law program for the layperson in the country,” said Center for Consumer Law Director Richard M. Alderman, also known as “the people’s lawyer. “Knowing your legal rights in today’s society is essential. This programs helps explain why, and provide basic information about the law and how it affects your everyday activities.”
Both the Center for Consumer Law at the UH Law Center and Professor Alderman are recognized worldwide for being leaders in the field of educating the public. Professor Alderman has been honored twice by the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association for his efforts in educating the public about their legal rights.
Other courses offered include credit and debt collection, wills and estates, family law, insurance law, landlord tenant law, small claims court, social security and how to deal with an attorney. This year, a class on income taxes will also be offered.
“When it comes to the law, knowledge really is power,” Alderman said. “The People’s Law School won’t make you an attorney, but it will help you settle disputes and avoid problems.”
Each person may choose three classes to attend, and attendees will receive comprehensive written materials to supplement the classes.
“Whether you are buying a car, preparing a will, dealing with a debt collector or in a dispute with your neighbor, knowing your legal rights can make a difference,” Alderman said.
Although there is no charge for the “People’s Law School,” pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people. Registration officially opens Sept. 24. To register, go to www.peopleslawyer.net.
More information about these legal rights can be found at https://fitsmallbusiness.com/landlord-tenant-law/.