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Ruth Wilson

By law, we in the Clerk of Courts Office are not permitted to provide legal advice or referrals even though we are regularly asked to do so. We want to be as helpful as possible to the public we serve, so we make a great effort to provide regular information on where legal assistance can be found. One great resource which is not well known is the Nancy Guinn (Conyers-Rockdale) Law Library.

In the coming months, we will expand services and support available to self-represented litigants, also known as pro se litigants, individuals who plan to represent themselves in court, i.e., without the assistance of an attorney. Expanded services will include:

♦ Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Onsite assistance with legal research and review of forms to be submitted to the Rockdale Courts. Free notary service will be provided for documents to be filed in Rockdale Courts.

♦ Saturday Workshops presented by licensed attorneys on some of the most frequently asked topics such as:

♦ Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. — Wills and Estates

♦ Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. — Simple Divorce: Uncontested/no children

Future workshops will be scheduled on topics such as:

♦ Know Your Rights At A Traffic Stop

♦ Legitimation and Parental Rights

♦ Name Change

If you or your neighbors have specific topics you would like to see covered in a workshop or suggestions for additional services at the Conyers-Rockdale Law Library, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call the Law Library intern at 770-278-7903 for more assistance and information. The intern will not provide legal advice or referrals.

Ruth Wilson is clerk of

Rockdale County Courts.

Editor

I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.