The Roanoke Bar Association has announced the second You and the Law program, which educates the public about the legal system. Here is a press release from the bar association:
The Roanoke Bar Association is proud to announce the second series of a public education program designed to educate the public about the legal system in order to make citizens’ interaction with the system more efficient and less frustrating for the public, the courts and the lawyers. The 2011 series consists of four presentations called You and the Law that will be made on four Wednesday evenings in March, beginning March 9, at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m. You and the Law will cover some basic information relating to practices and procedures in the general district courts and the circuit courts, as well as covering substantive issues in specific areas of the law.
The presentations will have a particular emphasis on educating the public regarding issues and facets of the courts and the law where there may be public misperceptions or a lack of understanding, and presenting judges, lawyers, and law enforcement will draw from their personal experiences to give citizens a better idea of how the law and the legal system works. You and the Law will not provide legal services or legal advice concerning specific cases or issues in which citizens may be involved.
Guest speakers include Circuit Court and General District Court judges as well as local attorneys and members of law enforcement who specialize in each of the topics covered.
In 2010, the Conference of Local Bars, a division of the Virginia State Bar, awarded the Roanoke Bar Association an Award of Merit for the You and the Law program. We ask that the media refer to this program as You and the Law as that is how the information is listed on the RBA web site and how the registration phone line will be answered. Also, please include this statement each time you report on You and the Law: These seminars are free to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Anyone wishing to attend should call 540-265-8111 to register. Registrations for each seminar will be accepted beginning the Thursday prior to that seminar. Information and scheduling is attached and is also available on the Roanoke Bar Association web site at www.roanokebar.com, including any notification of weather cancellations. Read more »