AUC CONSORTIUM COMMUNIVERSITY HOSTS FREE LEGAL FORUM FOR WEST ATLANTA COMMUNITY

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To assist west Atlanta residents with legal issues, COMMUniversity, a program of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, will host its second “Know Your Rights! Free Legal Information Forum,” Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark Atlanta University Bishop Cornelius P. Henderson Student Center.

COMMUniversity, which represents a commitment by Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College to reach the community, in partnership with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, attorneys from Atlanta Legal Aid, and members of the Gate City Bar Association, will be on hand to provide free legal tips on expunging a criminal record; obtaining information for children’s rights, such as support payments and Individualized Educational Plans; defending against pushy debt collectors; understanding probates and wills; resolving disputes with difficult landlords; and managing encounters with the police.

Free and open to the public, this forum is one of many programs by COMMUniversity to connect the neighboring community with Atlanta University Center institutions. “We are pleased to offer a broad range of lifelong educational opportunities for our neighbors, including our legal forum,” said Dr. Sherry Turner, executive director for the AUC Consortium and COMMUniversity director. “To build a stronger community, the AUC Consortium and our member institutions are here to help our neighbors.”

For more information on the legal forum and other COMMUniversity events, visit auccommuniversity. org