Providing Legal Services to Residents
Many residents of Chengyang, a district in Qingdao, a city in East China's Shandong Province, gathered in the activity center of Caocun, a village in Chengyang. They attended a lecture on housing inheritance and property distribution. The lecture was conducted by a lawyer, who is a volunteer from the Law Studio on Marriage and Family Issues.
Chengyang Women's Federation and several law firms in 2014 established the studio. Each year, during the past four years, the volunteers (from the studio), who are lawyers, have provided more than 20 lectures to the residents, to help them better understand laws and regulations, especially those pertaining to the protection of women and children's legal rights and interests.
The federation has also invited lawyers from nine law firms in Qingdao to provide legal counseling and other legal services to women in all of the communities in Chengyang, so the women can better protect their rights and interests.
Given the increasing divorce rate in Qingdao in recent years, the federation's officials have invited psychologists and experts in family and marriage to provide advice to residents on how they can improve their marriage and family relations. The psychologists and experts have also helped residents resolve family disputes through mediation.