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Consumer Debt Is Topic for Free Legal Workshop

SELINSGROVE—Area residents can learn the legal ins and outs of consumer debt on Oct. 12 when the Neysa C. Adams Pro Se Assistance and Mediation Clinic presents a legal workshop at Selinsgrove CareerLink. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at CareerLink’s 713 Bridge Street location and include a question-and-answer session.

The workshop will be presented by attorney Joe DeCristopher, who practices at North Penn Legal Services in Sunbury. DeCristopher primarily handles bankruptcy matters and counsels clients who are navigating consumer debt.

Future workshops will include Elisabeth Beswick discussing custody law on Nov. 16, and Marvin Rudnitsky covering elder law and guardianship on Dec. 7. All workshops are conducted by area attorneys and are free and open to the public.

The Neysa C. Adams Pro Se Assistance and Mediation Clinic was established in 2008 to serve the residents of Northumberaland, Snyder and Union Counties. The clinic supplies self-represented litigants in civil proceedings with general information and forms required by the court system, helps people who need legal representation find counsel, and provides mediation services to those who would like to resolve conflict on their own terms. The clinic is supported by a Good Samaritan grant and does not charge for its services. More information can be found at www.susqu.edu/academics/16036.asp.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 17 states and seven countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.


Karen M. Jones



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