The People's Law School

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The People's Law School is a series of free, virtual presentations on contemporary legal topics impacting the lives of Vermonters. It is a partnership of the Attorney General's Office, the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV), the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, the Vermont Institute for Community and International Involvement (VICII), and The Caroline Fund, with support from ACLU of Vermont.

Programs in this Series

Format: 2021-07-24
Format: 2021-07-24
Understanding Your First Amendment Rights - 07/21/2021
What does “freedom of speech” really mean? Join Professor Peter Teachout of Vermont Law School, Lia Ernst of the ACLU, Rebecca Turner of the Defender General’s Office, and Ben Battles and Rachel Smith of the Attorney General’...
Family Law 101 - 07/14/2021
A People's Law School event with the Attorney General's Office.
Employment Law 101 - 06/30/2021
What happens if I get injured on the job? How do I find out if I qualify for unemployment insurance? Can my employer fire me because of my age? How do I complain about a safety issue in my workplace? The employer-employee relationship can be...
Understanding State Government - 06/16/2021
In this week's VICII Community Issues Forum, learn about the real workings of government in Vermont from the People's Law School. An expert from the Attorney General's Office talks about the structure of Vermont's government, our...
Consumer Protection 101 - 06/02/2021
Charity Clark, Chief of Staff of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and Director of the AG’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP), and Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Unit and a part-time lecturer at the...
Residential Rental Agreements - 05/26/2021
Chris Curtis - Attorney General's Office, Helen Toor - Superior Court Judge, Jean Murray - Legal Aid, Angela Zaikowski - VT Landlords Assn. Everyone needs housing. Housing is fundamental whether for health, safety, or to be ready to learn or...
Understanding Benefits & Eligibility - SNAP, Medicaid, General Assistance - 05/19/2021
Come learn about Vermont’s benefit programs—food assistance, housing, health insurance, and more! Experts on these benefits explain how to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as 3SquaresVT (food assistance), emergency...
Navigating Small Claims Court (Pro Se Litigation) - 05/05/2021
Presenters include Ted Hobson of the Attorney General’s Office, Jean Murray of Vermont Legal Aid, and attorney Tom Nuovo, who frequently serves as a Small Claims Court judge. Small claims is supposed to be the user-friendly court. This session...
Earth Day and the Environment - 04/21/2021
This free, virtual presentation provides a primer on environmental law, presented by lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office and Jen Duggan of the Conservation Law Foundation. Participants should leave the session with a basic understanding...
The 4th Amendment - Understanding Your Rights When Stopped by The Police - 04/07/2021
The kick-off of The People's Law School - a series of free, virtual presentations on contemporary legal topics impacting the lives of Vermonters, such as the Fourth Amendment, representing yourself in small claims court, tenant rights,...