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The People’s Law School is back in session this fall, applications open now

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The People’s Law School is back in session this fall, applications open now

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Judge Berryl A. Anderson
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The Second Annual People’s Law School, run by the DeKalb Magistrate Court, is now accepting applications for the class of 2019. It’s a free program for DeKalb residents.

Those selected for the school will be notified by the end of September. Class will start on Monday, Oct. 14., and class sessions will be held on the following three Monday nights, each night from 6 to 8 p.m.

According to a recent press release, the class is “designed to provide adults with a general overview of the court system in Georgia, with a special emphasis on DeKalb Magistrate Court,” and participants will learn about civil, criminal, ordinance, and mental health court matters.

“After nearly 20 years I’ve been on the Magistrate Court bench, I have witnessed many changes with the court, however, the one thing that remains unchanged is that Magistrate Court is truly The People’s Court,” DeKalb County’s Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl A. Anderson said in a recent press release. “When I speak to citizens of our community, I am always asked about what Magistrate Court really does. The People’s Law School was created to answer that question.”

Applications are due by Sept. 6, and class space is limited. To apply now, click here.

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