November 29, 2017

Need Legal Advice? Two Free Clinics Are This Week

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Superior Court Judge Regina Quick has organized a free legal clinic Saturday.

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement will host a "Know Your Rights" workshop at 5:30 p.m. today at the Athens-Clarke County Library to educate people on how to file complaints under the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.

Speakers will include lawyers Nancee Tomilson on civil rights and John Beasly on workplace discrimination, and ACC Attorney Bill Berryman on the "bar admittance" ordinance, which bans bars from denying entry based on factors like race, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Saturday, newly sworn-in Superior Court Judge Regina Quick will host the first of several "Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinics" from 9–11 a.m. at the Rocksprings Community Center.

Volunteer lawyers will be on hand to offer pro bono advice on family, adoption, probate, employment, criminal and landlord-tenant law. A list of resources for further help will be available as well.

Future clinics are scheduled for Jan. 14, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, May 12 and June 16. Times and locations have not been announced.