ARCADIA, Calif. — The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Chinese Association will offer a free Ask- a-Lawyer Program at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road, on Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the nationwide Law Day celebration.
Volunteer attorneys are available to meet with the public and provide them with a free brief one-on-one consultation on general legal questions. They will provide a summary of legal rights and general advice on a “walk-up” basis, and where appropriate, will refer individuals to the proper legal or governmental organizations. Law Day attorneys are unable to accept any cases from the people they meet.
Law Day attorneys will answer questions on immigration, consumer rights, landlord-tenant issues, insurance problems, property, family law, bankruptcy, government benefits, employee rights, workers’ compensation, personal injury and other topics. Informational brochures and pamphlets are available as additional legal resources.
“For the 19th year in a row local attorneys will volunteer their time to provide assistance to members of our community with their legal problems. One on one consultation is available where legal guidance and expert legal help will be provided. This is a wonderful annual resource for our residents” said Mayor Tom Beck who is an attorney.
“The Arcadia Chinese Association (ACA) is a service and non-profit organization comprised entirely of volunteers. Its mission is to promote the learning of Chinese culture and arts, support educational and charitable activities, bridge cultural gaps, assist new immigrants to understand American traditions and values, and provide community services in the City of Arcadia,” said Edward Wong, past- president of the Arcadia Chinese Association. “This year the ACA is celebrating its 35th anniversary providing services in Arcadia, and its members are dedicated to ensuring Arcadia continues to be a beautiful city and a “Community of Homes”.”
Participants are encouraged to bring any information pertinent to their case so the attorney or financial expert is able to give the most accurate and reliable advice. No reservations are required for this free service and everyone is welcome to attend.
Translation services will be available in Mandarin and Cantonese. Other languages may be available.
For more information, please call Arcadia City Hall at 574-5401.