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Legal Issues Day Pt. I: For the Consumer & Private Citizen
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OCA-GH is proud to present the KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Seminars on OCA-GH’s Asian Pacific American Legal Issues Day.

When: 10/14/2006
10:00 AM
Where: 9600 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 201
Houston, Metro Bank Community Center  77036
Contact: Angela L. Lee
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OCA-GH is proud to present the KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Seminars on OCA-GH’s Asian Pacific American Legal Issues Day. The following seminars will be offered on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the MetroBank Community Center:

10AM – Noon (Free registration and continental breakfast at 9:30AM)

Professor Richard Alderman of the University of Houston Law Center appears regularly as the "People's Lawyer" on KTRK-TV, Channel 13. He has a weekly newspaper column in the Houston Chronicle, is often quoted in national publications, and has appeared on numerous television shows, including the “Oprah” show. The seminar will include:

  • Basic Consumer Law: Making Sure You Get What You Pay For
  • Credit and Debt Collection: How to Use Credit and Deal with Collectors
  • Death and Dying: Wills, Living Wills, and the Power of Attorney
  • Basic Insurance Law: Filing and Collecting Claims
  • Small Claims Court: How to Put Your Rights in Action
  • Attorneys: What to Expect from Your Lawyer
Special assistance will be available for Katrina evacuees.

Thanks to the McDonald’s Corporation for their support of this seminar.

Noon – 2PM  (Boxed lunches will be served)

In this seminar, Dr. Mark E. Steiner from the South Texas College of Law will address how stereotyped images of Asian Pacific Americans has led to a rise in crimes against this community. He also will discuss what constitutes a hate crime under Texas law.  Representatives from the Houston Police Department will address what to do if you are the victim of a hate crime and how hate crimes can be prevented. Community leaders from the Houston Asian American Crime Summit will discuss what efforts are being made in Houston to prevent crimes against Asian Pacific Americans. Free copies of OCA’s Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Action Guide will be distributed. 

This seminar and the Hate Crimes Manual made possible with support from the Allstate Foundation.

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