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FREE LEGAL WORKSHOP SERIES

The Business & Economic Development Department of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce has teamed with Walker & Chambers, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to offer a series of legal workshops. These workshops are designed to give business owners or potential business owners a basic understanding of some of the more common legal issues. You'll learn about issues such as:

     

  • Filing taxes
  • Starting a new business
  • Buying and selling real estate
  • Getting a loan
  • Bankruptcy
  • Managing debt and credit
  • Making our or probating a will
  • Employment rights
  • Family law
  • Personal injury
  • Litigation (suing and being sued)
  • Shopping for consumer goods
  • And professional services.

 

The full slate of free workshops offered by Walker & Chambers will help you navigate your way through these matters before you have to call a lawyer. Please review the list of workshop topics and call us at (214) 421-5200 or (214) 339-1490 to reserve your place in the workshop you want to attend. All seminars listed will be held at the Dallas Black Chamber office: 2838 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Dallas, TX 75215.

These workshops, REQUIRED courses for participants in the DBCC Mentor-Program, are open to all DBCC members.

 

Fighting with the Tax Man and Winning:

April 15 comes every year. But this year you can rid yourself of deadline-it is by learning how to prepare and file your income tax returns. You'll get useful tips that may help you reduce the amount you have to pay, handle IRS audits and collections and Decrease your property taxes.

Economic Freedom

If you've wanted to start your own business this course is for you. You'll learn the "nuts and bolts" of business startup, including what type of business to set up (E.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.) and how to review and negotiate contracts. You'll also learn about deceptive and unfair trade practices.

How to Buy or Lease Your Own Business Location

Learn the does and don'ts of buying, selling, leasing and financing commercial property. You'll also learn how to deal with brokers, mortgages and title companies and lending institutions.

"When Enough is Enough" The Time to File Bankruptcy

You've tried smart shopping, getting a loan, and working with your creditors, but it's no use. After completing this course you'll understand how to avoid bankruptcy, when to file for bankruptcy protection, and what the difference is between filing under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Understanding Loan Documents

"Don't Sign Your Life Away

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SEMINARS

"Can your Boss Treat You Any Kind of Way?"

Exercising Your Legal Rights as they Relate to Your Job.

Find out how to avoid problems such as discrimination and harassment in the workplace, what legal rights you have as an employee; and how to proceed if you are involved in situations such as these.

Family Law

You will learn how to mange divorce, custody, child support, and other legal situations involving your family. Because this is one of the most emotional areas of legal practice, you will be better equipped to hand family law issues if you take the time to learn about them before a situation arises in your own family.

Economic Freedom

If you have ever wanted to start your own business, this course if for you. You will lean the "nuts and bolts" of business startups, including what type of business to set up (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, etc.) and how to review and negotiate contracts. You'll also learn about deceptive and unfair trade tactics.

Fighting with the Tax Man and Winning

April 15 comes every year. But this year you can rid yourself of deadline-it is by learning how to prepare and file your income tax returns. You'll get useful tips that my help you reduce the amount you have to pay, handled IRS audits and collections, and decrease your property taxes.

Getting Your Piece of the American Dream

Learn the dos and don'ts of buying, selling, leasing and financing residential property. You will also learn about discrimination in the housing and mortgage markets, and deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud in real estate industry.

How to Buy or Lease Your Own Business Location

Lean the dos and don'ts of buying, selling, leasing and financing commercial property. You'll also learn how to deal the brokers, mortgage and title companies, and lending institutions.

How hard can Your Creditors Press You to Pay? Consumer Debt Collection Law

This timely course teaches you how to mange those sometimes frightening letters and telephone calls from creditors. Remember, you have as many rights as they have. You'll learn how creditors may legally collect debts and how to identify and stop creditor harassment.

Smart Shopping

Smart money management starts with smart shopping. In Smart Shopping, you will discuss how to buy, sell, lease and finance consumer goods and services, including appliances, professional services (e.g., legal, medical, etc.) and insurance. You will also learn hot to recognize consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices.

Staying Out of the Criminal Justice System

This course is especially helpful for parents and young adults because it focuses on keeping juveniles and first-time offenders out of the criminal justice system. You will receive a clear, simple explanation of the system, including investigations, prosecutions, trials, sentences and post-trial appeals. You'll also learn how to handle traffic tickets, fines and citations before they become problems.

Suing and Being Sued in the Texas Court System

So, you've decided to tell it to the judge. Here's step-by-step process for filing and pursing a lawsuit in the State of Texas. You will also receive helpful information on what to do when a lawsuit is filed against you.

Taking Care of Your Family After You are Gone

If you think you don't need a will, please take this course. You will learn who actually should prepare a will and what alternatives you have. Find out what happens to your family and property if you die with or without a will.

"When Enough is Enough" - The Time to File Bankruptcy.

You have tried smart shopping, getting a loan, and working with your creditors, but its no use. After completing this course you will understand how to avoid bankruptcy, when to file for bankruptcy protection, and what the difference is between filing under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

For date, time and place of the above courses please contact Walker & Chambers Legal Workshops assistance Charles O'Neal, DBCC Vice President for Business & Economic Development.

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