Saturday, November 29, 2014

Neighborhood Legal Services Program partners with @DCPL

Neighborhood Legal Services Program and DC Public Library are partnering to offer two "Removing Barriers to Employment" sessions in December. Both take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW) as part of DCPL's Job Seekers Drop-In Clinics.
  • Child Custody and Child Support in the District of Columbia, Tuesday, December 2 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm
  • Pregnancy and Family Responsibilities, Wednesday, December 17 from 2:00 - 3:15 pm

Other NLSP sessions at DCPL branches are:

  • "Consulte con un Abogado @ DCPL", Friday, December 12, 10:00 am - Noon, Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library (3160 16th St NW)
    Do you need help understanding a lease or legal document? Have a question about how to get child support or custody? Spanish-speaking attorneys from Neighborhood Legal Services Program will be at the Library during Baby/Toddler Storytime and Spanish Story Time/Hora del Cuento to answer your questions about family law and housing law in DC. Neighborhood Legal Services Program provides free, legal help to low-income residents of the District of Columbia and we have bilingual intake specialists to assist you.

    ¿Necesita ayuda para entender un contrato de arrendamiento o documento legal? ¿Tiene alguna pregunta acerca de cómo obtener manutención o custodia? Los abogados de habla hispana de Neighborhood Legal Services Program estarán en la Biblioteca durante La Hora del Cuento para responder a sus preguntas sobre el derecho de familia y derecho de la vivienda en DC. Neighborhood Legal Services Program proporciona ayuda gratuita y legal de los residentes de bajos ingresos del Distrito de Columbia y tenemos especialistas de admisión bilingües para ayudarle.

  • "Tenants have Rights, Too": Training For Tenants And Pro Bono Attorneys On How To Get Repairs Made, Thursday, December 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Martin Luther King Memorial Library (901 G St NW)
    Are you a tenant who is renting an apartment or house that needs repairs? Does your heat work? Do you have plumbing issues? Do all your windows close and your doors lock? Do all of your kitchen appliances work? Winter weather is on the way and it is important to know that there is a Housing Conditions Calendar in D.C. Superior Court that tenants can use to sue landlords over D.C. Housing Code violations. Attend this 90-minute training program to learn more about how to file a complaint on the Housing Conditions Calendar and the relief that the court can grant. We encourage tenants and lawyers interested in representing low-income tenants on a pro bono basis to attend this training program and learn more about this legal process. Tenants will also receive information about the legal aid providers in the District of Columbia who provide free legal information, advice and representation to low-income tenants.
  • "Fathers Have Rights, Too": Training Program for Fathers and Pro Bono Attorneys, Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Dorothy Height/Benning Neighborhood Library (3935 Benning Rd NE)
    Low-income fathers can sometimes encounter difficulty exercising all their parental rights. Disputes over paternity, child support and custody can interfere with a dad's ability to play a full role in his child's life. Join us for this 2.5 hour training program and learn how to bring a case for child custody and visitation in the District of Columbia. You will also learn the steps you can take to establish paternity. The training will also include a discussion of when it is appropriate to seek to have a child support order modified and how to petition for a modification

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