The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Chinese Association will offer a free Ask- a-Lawyer Program at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, on Saturday, April 27 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 issues, property, family law, estate planning and trusts, general litigation,
Bankruptcy, government benefits, employee rights, workers’ compensation, personal injury and other topics. Informational brochures and pamphlets are available as additional legal resources. Financial questions often arise in correlation with legal issues. Attorneys are available at Law Day to offer advice in the areas of taxes, real estate, estate planning, and other areas that have financial implications.
“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. Participants are encouraged to bring any information pertinent to their case so the attorney 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 (626) 574-5401.