Free Legal Advice To Be Offered at GAP Conference

The 11th annual Grandparents and Relatives As Parents (GAP) Conference will be held on Thursday, March 21, at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike.

Between 300 and 400 people are expected to attend.

The $5 registration fee includes a box lunch and admission to all sessions. It does not include breakfast.

The conference is open to everyone, but because space is limited, organizers advise advance registration.

Continuing Education Credits for social work and Continuing Legal Education Credits for law are available for professionals who wish to attend.

Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the conference. The opening keynote address begins at 8:30 a.m. The last session ends at 3:30 p.m.

Twelve workshops emphasize several information tracks, including legal issues such as custody, and parenting and behavioral subjects that address those dealing with the problems that arise when children have been abused or neglected or have come out of environments involving illegal drug use.

As in previous years, volunteer attorneys will be available for free legal consultations.

To request a consultation, attendees must fill out a Legal Consultation Request and send it in with a completed registration form prior to the day of the conference.

Time slots will be filled in the order in which requests are received.

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