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‘People’s Law School’ begins September 13

“People’s Law School” is a program that helps educate Michigan citizens on a wide-range of topics, from criminal law to family law to personal injury law to probate law.

Sponsored by the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, the Michigan Association for Justice and Wayne State University Law School, the 2016 “People’s Law School” begins Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 25. The program will be held each Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hannah Community Center, 819 East Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. The cost is $25 for all seven sessions, or $7 for an individual class.

“People’s Law School” is open to the public and connects citizens who want to learn more about the law with attorneys, professors and other legal experts. The 2016 topics and presenters are (schedule subject to change, if necessary):

Sept. 13
Military & Veteran Affairs Law — Daniel Shawl, Attorney at Michigan Veterans Law

Sept. 20

Your Rights & Responsibilities in Traffic Stops with Law Enforcement — Michael J. Nichols, Attorney at the Nichols Law Firm

Sept. 27
Are You Covered? Personal Injury & Auto No?Fault Insurance Coverage Issues — Stephen H. Sinas, Attorney at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm

Oct. 4
Wills, Trusts & Estates Law — A. Michelle Lane, Attorney at Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices

Oct. 11
Understanding Forensic Evidence — Leonard Speckin, Forensic Document Analyst at Speckin Forensics

Oct. 18
The Story & Purpose of the Innocence Project — William Fleener, Jr., Clinical Coordinator at WMU Cooley Law School

Oct. 25
Family & Domestic Relations Law — Jacquelyn A. Dupler, Attorney at the Sinas Dramis Law Firm

Classes typically include a lecture with a short break, followed by a question and answer session. Each participant will receive class materials the evening of that particular class. Students who attend five of the seven classes will receive a People’s Law School Diploma. Interested persons can register online at www.michiganjustice.org or at www.peopleslawschool.org, or may call the Michigan Association for Justice at 517-321-3073. Persons with questions about the program may call Teri Lynne at 517-394-7500.