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  The People's Law School
  Sponsored jointly by the St. Louis Community College and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

The People's Law School is a series of workshops offered  by the St. Louis Community College (STLCC) Continuing Education Department  in cooperation with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Each course is designed to teach a particular area of law in laymen's terms so people can become better informed when makng decisions about legal situations as they arise.

Taught by distinguished lawyers who currently practice in the area of law being taught, they will explain how the legal system works and provide the class with a basic familiarity of the topic so as to prepare them to make better-informed decisions when confronted with legal situations.

Class size is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.

Course Descriptions, Class Dates and Locations
Parental Rights
Often parents and grandparents are caught up in the struggle to secure what they see is best for their children or grandchildren. Sometimes the desire to continue a relationship may be threatened with loss of contact following family hostility; a child being born out
of wedlock or the death of one of the child’s parents. Learn about your rights and legal options including Legal and physical custody, visitation, legal separation, divorce, paternity, father’s rights, grandparents rights and legal guardianship.

CRJS: 790 | $10
450    Tuesday, September 18, 7 p.m.-.9 p.m.
Forest Park-F Tower, 117

550    Tuesday, September 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Florissant Valley-TC, 105
The Importance of Planning Ahead: Wills, Trust and Estates
This workshop will help you understand the importance of having wills, trust and power of attorney, and related issues. Learn about wills, living wills and advance directives; trusts-revocable and irrevocable; joint tenancy; durable powers of attorney; probate, estate administration and disputes; and conservatorship and guardianship.

CRJS: 790 | $10
452  Tuesday, October 9, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Forest Park-F Tower, 117

Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Florissant Valley-TC, 105

Your instructor for Parental Rights will be Leigh Joy Carson.
She practices primarily in the areas of domestic relations and appeals. She received her BA degree, cum laude from Ripon College and her JD degree, cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law where she was a member of the Public Law Review. Carson served as law clerk to the Hon. Carl R. Gaertner of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

She has spoken at continuing legal education seminars on domestic relations topics for UM-Kansas City, UM-Columbia, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Bar Association, the National Business Institute and the Land of Lincoln Bar Foundation. She is one of the editors of the Missouri Bar Family Law Newsletter. Carson is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The St. Louis County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Carson has served on the board of directors for: Kids in the Middle and Friends of Heritage House.
Your instructor or the Importance of Planning Ahead: Wills, Trusts and Estates will be Tom Glick.
Tom is a sole practitioner specializing in probate administration, fiduciary litigation and special education law. He has practiced law in many situations including previously as a sole-practitioner, in a small partnership and also  in a large firm. Before entering private practice he was a staff attorney to the St. Louis County Probate Court.

Mr. Glick has published scholastic articles in the St. Louis Bar Journal, the St. Louis Business Journal, the Journal of Dispute Resolution and is the recurring author for two separate chapters for the Missouri Bar Desk Book on Estate Administration. He is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education seminars. Mr. Glick served on the Missouri Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging.

For the 2010-2011 bar year Mr. Glick served as President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Prior to election, he served in many positions and on many BAMSL sections and committees, including Chair of the Probate and Trust Section. He also actively participates in The Missouri Bar where he serves as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, and serves as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Mr. Glick is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.

Mr. Glick received his B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.


How to enroll
Each course has a $10 tuition fee. To enroll in one or more of these courses via the internet: please click here to be taken to the St. Louis Community College Continuation Education enrollment page. By phone: You may complete telephone registration by charging your fees to MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday - (314) 984-7777. By mail: Download the Continuing Education Registration form here and mail it along with your payment to one of the office addresses at the top of the form. In person: at the Continuing Education Office on each campus during regular office hours.



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