For the Public:
Legal Resources: You & the Law
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.
The Community Law School program gives the public practical, useful information on the law, which will help Knoxville citizens better understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Community Law School has been planned to help create better-informed citizens who understand what is involved in estate planning and administration. The Community Law School programs are free educational programs which offer the community an opportunity to learn more about planning for their own security and that of their family and loved ones. Wills, powers of attorney (for financial and health care), living wills and trusts are the topics of the programs to be presented as part of the Knoxville Bar Association's Community Law School program.
The Community Law School offers two sessions, "Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone" and "Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets" and both sessions will be offered on Friday, March 6, 2015 at O'Connor Senior Center or Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Fellowship Church. At each location, local lawyers will present information and answer questions
from the audience. "Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone" will be offered from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and will help attendees organize their affairs in light of the recent changes to conservatorship laws. Our second program in the series is entitled "Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets". Understand your rights if you are trying to pay off a debt and what to do if you are sued by a creditor. Learn how to avoid identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen. This course will review how these issues impact you and your personal financial situation.
The more information people have about these topics, the better they will be able to plan and implement decisions for themselves and their loved ones.
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.