Temple, Philadelphia Bar Association offering free legal education

There will be three sessions on October, on criminal law, family law, and landlord and tenant issues.

Shara Dae Howard
September 28, 2018 - 9:23 am

Holli Stephens | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Bar Association, together with the People’s Law School, is offering free-of-charge adult legal education to Philadelphians. Temple University's Fox School of Business is hosting and sponsoring the event. 

Temple professor of legal studies Dr. Samuel Hodge calls it "a really important outreach to the community, where we go to the people." 

There will be three sessions: Oct. 2, 9 and 16. He said each week experts in their field will give a lecture on various aspects of the law. 

"The first segment will be devoted to criminal law, the second on Oct. 9 is devoted to family law, and the third week, Oct. 16, will focus on landlord and tenant problems," Hodge said.

Hodge says the sessions will enable the community to access costly expert legal advice.

"They'll explain in layman's terms how the law works and open it up to the audience for questions," he said.

And it's not just about giving back to Temple University, he added. This was designed for the surrounding North Philadelphia Community.