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Free legal advice will be offered at Selby Library

The Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota Bar Association will provide education on a variety of legal topics.

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The Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota Bar Association will partner with Sarasota County Libraries to provide free community advice sessions on Oct. 25, 27 and 28 at the Selby Library, 1331 1st  St. in downtown Sarasota. 

The sessions will cover topics including estate planning, financial literacy, landlord/tenant issues and debt collection.

“One of the most requested topics from library patrons is for legal advice,” said Libraries and Historical Resources Director Renée Di Pilato. “Our goal is to empower residents by providing them with information on popular topics and by connecting them with resources for legal assistance.”

The events are free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with attorneys and local organizations to learn what resources are available.

“The Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota Bar is dedicated to impacting our community in a positive way,” said Forest Sutton, assistant state attorney of the 12th Judicial Court. “I’m hopeful that this program will be a continuous endeavor toward increasing access to information and resources to our community members in vital areas that desperately need information. We’re honored to be able to assist those who seek out help that couldn’t otherwise afford legal representation.”

The schedule is:

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25: Personal finances and budgeting; financial literacy, debt and credit
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27: Wills and estate planning; controlling your assets
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Landlord/tenant rights
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Domestic violence
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Interactions with law enforcement at traffic stops

No registration is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 941-861-5421.


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