CITY OF ARCADIA’S LAW DAY OFFERS FREE LEGAL ADVICE AT TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
ARCADIA, Calif. — The City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Chinese Association will offer a free Aska-Lawyer Program at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West 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 oneon-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 574-5401.
About the City of Arcadia
Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city. Governed by a five-member City Council, elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.