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Scott and Legal Aid Society partner to help District 1 residents with foreclosure and expungement

Thursday March 15, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Are you facing foreclosure? How do you handle a dispute with a landlord? Do you know how to clear a minor traffic violation or misdemeanor offense off your record?

Do you need some legal advice?

Residents of District 1 have a chance to find those answers at a free “Ask-A-Lawyer” clinic sponsored by Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) and Louisville’s Legal Aid Society on Tuesday, March 20th.

“This clinic is offered as a way to help homeowners and others who may be having problems and need some legal help,” says Scott. “Ask-A-Lawyer is a good way to find out legally what you need to know. It covers a wide range of issues at no cost.”

In 2010, Jefferson County recorded more than 8,360 foreclosures. The number continues to grow. While many financial programs offer to help homeowners, some may still have legal questions. “Ask-A-Lawyer” volunteers will offer information on all that is involved legally in the foreclosure process.

Questions involving landlord/ tenant disputes will also be answered for those who are the subject of problems with security deposits and maintenance responsibilities.

“This clinic will offer assistance for another problem some are facing and that is getting a minor offense expunged from a criminal record,” says Scott. “Not understanding this process has caused problems. A minor offense can show up on a back ground check for someone in trying to find work even if the offense happened years ago.”

The Clinic will explain all resources available in Jefferson County to remove the minor offense.

The free “Ask-A-Lawyer” clinic will be held at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 3610 Bohne Avenue. Signups are required before the event. Call 502 614-3176 to register.

Attica Scott (D) 1