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People's Law School


What is it?

People's Law School is a series of six class sessions presented by local attorneys and judges for the general public. Handouts will be distributed, and there will be time for questions and answers.

Who can attend?
Anyone can attend one, several, or all of the sessions. The sessions are free of charge and open to the public.

Where will the classes be held?
North Campus Auditorium, located in the lower level of Quincy University's North Campus at  1901 N. 18th Street (18th & Seminary Road).

When are the classes?
September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23
Classes start at 7:00 P.M and end at 9:00 P.M.

Do I need to Register?
No. But it will help the instructors to determine how many people will be attending each session.

To register, call:
Office of Communications
(between 9am-3pm)

Class Schedule:

Estate Planning: Getting Beyond the Myths
September 18, 2012

The presentation will demystify the basic estate planning process. There will be a discussion of Wills, trusts and the probate process. Techniques to avoid the probate process will be examined. An overview of federal and Illinois death taxes will be discussed.

Presenters: Michael Bickhaus and Stephen Siebers

Elder Law Boot Camp: What Every Senior (and their loved ones) Must Know
September 25, 2012

The presentation will focus on legal topics that every senior citizen (their loved ones, caregivers, and advisors) must understand; including: long term care planning, Medicaid eligibility, guardianships, advanced health care directives and powers of attorney.

Presenters: William L. Siebers and Thomas K. Leeper

Criminal Law (Especially DUI): What You Don't Know Can Make a Difference
October 2, 2012

This presentation will focus on the prosecution of a criminal case. The various steps will be followed through the process of filing the original charge through trial and sentencing. Special emphasis will be placed on criminal DUI prosecution and defenses.

Presenters: Jonathan Barnard and Dennis G. Woodworth

Divorce and Child Custody Disputes: What to Expect and How to Manage an Emotional Dispute
October 9, 2012

This presentation will discuss matters related to family law including divorce, child custody, and child support. The role of mediation in resolving divorce related disputes will also be discussed.

Presenters: The Honorable Mark Drummond, Amy Lannerd

Real Estate & Consumer Law and Bankruptcy
October 16, 2012

7-8pm: Real Estate: Selling, Buying or Leasing All Have Rights

The buying, selling, financing, and leasing real estate will be discussed.

Presenters: Joseph Duesterhaus and William McCleery

8-9pm: Consumer Law and Bankruptcy: What Are Your Rights as Either a Creditor or Debtor?

The rights and remedies available to debtors and creditors will be examined in this presentation.

Presenters: Terry Anastas, Marcia Moellring, RaNae Inghram and James Inghram

Anatomy of a Civil Suit: Follow a Personal Injury Lawsuit from the Injury to a Court Judgment
October 23, 2012

This presentation examines a civil lawsuit as opposed to a criminal prosecution. Personal injury is a common type of civil lawsuit. The presentation will follow a personal injury lawsuit from the injury through settlement or final court judgment.

Presenters: James Hansen and Daniel Depke

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