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Free Public Education programs sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association.
Free Public Education Programs
KBA Members Volunteer to Teach Free Courses on the Law.
In today's world -- where almost everything we do is affected by law, productive citizens need to be law-smart. Everyone needs to learn about their legal responsibilities and rights and to develop respect for law, others, and themselves ... all of which can come from law related education. The members of the Knoxville Bar Association have always been firmly committed to serving the needs of the community and since 1995 the KBA has served as a national leader in providing law related education programs for the public.
2016 LawTalk Series
RSVP for the LawTalk series by clicking the date you wish to attend. The LawTalk series will be held this year on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona Street) and Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Fellowship Church (8000 Middlebrook Pike).
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Attend these seminars to make sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and your family. This series provides valuable education but also emphasizes how important it is to plan ahead. By planning ahead, you can avoid unnecessary expenses and lots of problems.
Persons interested in understanding the importance of basic estate planning so that their wishes will be observed should attend the “Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone” program from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Approximately half of senior citizens have neither a living will nor have discussed end-of-life decisions with their children. Many Tennesseans think they've already made their plans known, but they don't know that because of recent changes in the law, their old living wills may not be adequate. Many more Tennesseans haven't completed the necessary documentation in order that their wishes will be observed at important moments in their life.
"Legal Protection for Elderly, the Disabled & their Caregivers" will be held from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and the following topics will be discussed: the latest news in government benefits programs and how those programs may/may not pay for long term care; how seniors can/cannot get money and other assets to family members; and mental capacity/dementia issues.
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Of the hundreds of people who have attended the KBA's law related education programs, there hasn't a single word about the economy, although everyone has been affected by it. There have been only words of gratitude for the KBA and the volunteer lawyers who provided much needed information in an easy-to-understand manner.