Judges, lawyers and law professors are going to teach the people of Kansas City a thing or two about the law. The Lawyers Association of Kansas City and The University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, together with assistance from the Missouri Bar and a committee of volunteer attorneys have put together a core program of basic information in this seven-week course for the lay person to help inform the public about the law and the legal system.
For seven consecutive weeks, each Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning on March 24th and running until May 5th, enrollees of the Mini Law School for the Public can learn about the court system, how it works, what to expect when bringing or defending a case, and other valuable information about basic legal topic areas like employment law, criminal law, elder law, family law, real estate and legal ethics. The sessions will be held in the beautifully renovated student courtroom at the UMKC School of Law, at 51st Street and Oak, where a variety of legal professionals will speak about basic information the public should be aware of when thinking about a legal issue and how to approach it. Up to 150 attendees are expected and the cost is just $40.00 per person for all seven sessions.
The organizers welcome the public to attend and learn more about the law. These sessions are intended to inform the public about many of the legal pitfalls, issues, procedures and rules that govern law practice and the courts. The sessions are not aimed at teaching lay persons to represent themselves in court and speakers will not be allowed to address very specific facts about any one person’s case or legal issues.
The Mini Law School is a public information service of the Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City, UMKC School of Law, The Missouri Bar, and Missouri judges, attorneys, law professors and legal professionals dedicated to educating the public about the legal system.