Legal Aid of NC to present Kearney
Summer Family Series in
June 14, 2011 Media
Release, LANC-Durham Office
– Beginning June 20,
Legal Aid of
North Carolina (LANC) will present a series of
monthly sessions on common legal issues at the
Perry Memorial Library in
“Families everywhere are looking for strategies to help them make
good decisions for their futures,” said Gina Reyman, senior
managing attorney for Legal Aid of NC. “LANC will present the ‘Nellie G.
Kearney Summer Family Series’ this summer in
Henderson to help families get information
about common problems.”
series is named in honor of the contributions of
Nellie Gray Kearney, a Vance County
native who has advocated for the needs of families in her home
community and across the entire state for more than thirty years.
“Mrs. Kearney’s entire life has been dedicated to helping people as
an activist during the civil rights movement, an advocate for equal
housing opportunities and as a supporter of equal rights for women,”
noted Reyman. “Mrs. Kearney has served as a board member for Legal
Aid of NC on both the state and local levels.”
Three sessions will be presented:
“Dealing with Debt,” June 20, 2011 (Monday),
5:30 - 6:30
The session will
focus on the differences between secured and
unsecured debt. It
will also give information about how to deal
collectors and when bankruptcy may be the right option.
“Renters' Rights and Responsibilities,” July 11, 2011
5:30 - 6:30 PM
The session will
discuss the rights & responsibilities of renters in
North Carolina. Specific topics will include
and late fees. Information will also include tips
about what to look
for when renting a house or apartment.
“Summer School for Parents and Guardians:
Participate, Educate & Advocate for Your Child's
Success,” August 9, 2011 (Tuesday), 5:30 - 6:30
The session will focus on
the rights and responsibilities of parents
and caregivers in
regards to their child’s public school
Specific topics will include help developing study skills,
communicating more effectively with teachers and administrators,
understanding school policies and making education a family priority.
All sessions will be held at the
Perry Memorial Library at 205 Breckenridge Street
The series is free and open to the public. For more information
about the series, contact Legal Aid of NC in
at 252 438-1284.
Legal Aid of
North Carolina (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law
firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to eligible,
low-income people in all 100 counties in North
Carolina through 24, geographically located offices in North Carolina.
LANC’s clients typically have an annual income of 125% or less of
the federally established poverty levels. The
LANC-Durham Office serves eligible clients in
Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren
Counties. For additional
information on LANC and its
office, visit the LANC website at
BIO, Nellie Gray Kearney
FLIER, Nellie G. Kearny Summer Family Series.
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