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Know Your Rights Sessions

The library is partnering with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) to present a series of "Know Your Rights" legal workshops on timely topics. Lawyers from SLLS will present a total of seven sessions beginning Thursday, March 25.

The first session, I Lost My Job: What Rights Do I Have To Unemployment Compensation? will be via Zoom. Click here to read more.

All other sessions will be in-person with limited attendance. Registration is required for all sessions to maintain social distancing requirements. A face covering must be worn during the session.

Read below for session descriptions and links to register. Registration is open for all sessions.

Know Your Rights: I Lost My Job - What Rights Do I Have to Unemployment Compensation?
Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Lost your job or had your income reduced due to COVID? Confused about your rights under the new federal COVID relief bill? Got questions about other workers rights issues like unpaid wage claims? -  Attend this Zoom session with SLLS to learn more about your legal rights. Presented by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Brittany Caronia.
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Know Your Rights: Eviction & Foreclosure Moratorium Update
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
West Regional Library in Luling
Have questions about the eviction process and the eviction moratorium? Want to know who is covered and what is the status? What about the foreclosure moratorium and does it cover me? Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Elizabeth Harvey.
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Know Your Rights: Wills & Powers of Attorney/Successions
Wednesday, April 21, 2021  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
St. Rose Branch 
Should I make a Will? Do I need a Power of Attorney? How do I legally transfer titles to home and assets when a loved one passes away? Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Steve Reed.
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Know Your Rights: IRS Tax Issues
Wednesday, April 28, 2021  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
East Regional Library in Destrehan
Problems with claiming the Earned Income Credit? Are you being audited? Does the IRS say you owe them money? Learn about your rights. Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Paul Tuttle.
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Know Your Rights: Consumer Scams & Identity
Wednesday, May 12, 2021  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
West Regional Library in Luling
Did someone steal your identity and you are getting bills for things you did not buy? Want to learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and consumer scams? Come learn about your rights. Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Michele Stross.
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Know Your Rights: Divorce and Custody
Wednesday, June 09, 2021  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
St. Rose Branch
Need to file for divorce if you are no longer with your spouse? Need to learn about your rights to custody or your child or a child you may be raising? 
Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Andrea Jeanmarie.
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Know Your Rights: Bankruptcy Considerations
Wednesday, June 23, 2021  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
West Regional Library in Luling
In debt and need a fresh start? Has the impact of Covid-19 made it impossible for you to pay your bills? How can you protect your assets from garnishment? Attend this in-person session and learn more from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Attorney Michele Stross.
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