A free Community Law Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Judiciary Square, on F Street between between Fourth and Fifth streets NW.
A variety of city officials, law service and community organizations and the artistic community are scheduled to participate in the fair, which is designed to provide guidance to the public about their legal concerns and to present information on all vital aspects of the D.C. government, community and law service organizations.
Some of the scheduled events are mock trials, a "Full Voting Rights for D.C." contest, the final round of a $1,500 college scholarship speech competition, a Lawyer's Arcade, where attorneys will answer questions on topics such as immigration, government benefits, civil law, bankruptcy and real estate, and an unofficial legislative session of the City Council.
There will also be musical entertainment, booths on senior citizen benefits, consumer protection, cooperative buying, utility problems, landlord-tenant affairs, civil rights, access to higher education, veterans benefits, military discharge and upgrade process, rights of the handicapped and employment discrimination.
The fair is sponsored by the D.C. Bar, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the D.C. Chapter of National Conference of Black Lawyers, D.C. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy, Mayor Marion S. Barry, and Council Chairman Arrington Dixon.
In case of rain, the fair will be held in the Pension Building, on F Street between Fourth and Fifth streets NW, across from the Judiciary Square Metro exit.