Providence Public Library to host new Lawyers in the Library Series

PPL to Host New Lawyers in the Library Series Beginning January 23

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Beginning in January 2017, Providence Public Library (PPL) will host Lawyers in the Library.  Each month, there will be a topic-specific presentation followed by an opportunity to speak with a lawyer about your particular topic-related issue. 

The aim of “Lawyers in the Library” is to help people who cannot afford private legal services by facilitating access to information from local attorneys serving pro bono.  First come, first served.  Spanish language attorneys and/or interpreters may be available. 

The series is offered free and no appointment is necessary.  Clinics will be held on the fourth Monday of every month, from 6 to 7:30 pm at PPL 150 Empire Street, Providence.  

January 23    “Understanding SSI and SSDI Disability Benefits”
February 27   “Immigrant Family’s and Children’s Immigration Rights”
March 27       “Tenant’s Rights”
April 24         “Workers’/Employees’ Rights”
May 22          “Special Education Law”

To prepare for your conversation with the lawyer:
· Write a list of your specific questions for the lawyer, and
· Bring any related paperwork, organized from most recent on the top to oldest at the bottom.
The program is offered in partnership with Roger Williams University School of Law and with participation and support from these community partners The Rhode Island Pro Bono Collaborative, Center for Justice and Rhode Island Legal Services.

(release from Providence Public Library)