Legal forum open to public
The Know Your Rights Forum, a free and public legal education program, will be offered at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Covington from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The forum is aimed at educating the community about key legal concepts and procedures regarding debtor’s rights, divorce, child support, criminal prosecutions and estate planning.
The forum is hosted by the Newrock Legal Society, a volunteer minority bar association that serves Rockdale and Newton counties.
Phinia Aten, attorney and president of NRLS, will moderate the forum featuring several local attorneys and guest speakers.
public should understand their basic legal rights so that they can detect when their rights are being respected or trampled and parties can more fully participate in their cases,” said Aten.
The forum is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter, the Newton County NAACP and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.