Questions on Law Will Be Examined


Worried about what to do when the IRS comes knocking? Have a question about divorce law? Concerned about legal land mines you might encounter while refinancing your home?

These and other topics will be on the docket this fall at Citizens Law School, a six-week program for non-lawyers sponsored each year by the Beverly Hills Bar Assn.

Among the 25 scheduled speakers will be Superior Court Judge Irving Shimer, who will talk about how to avoid litigation; Richard Brown, a member of President Clinton’s health care task force, who will discuss national health care issues, and former IRS attorney Patrick McGinnis, whose topics will include the tax agency’s amnesty program, how to deal with an IRS audit, and accounting for household employees.

The program will consist of sessions on six consecutive Monday nights starting Oct. 11 at Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. The registration fee is $30.


Kathryn Ballsun, who launched the program when she was president of the bar association in 1989, said that although the experts will try to respond to class questions about individual problems, the presentations are mainly intended to provide general information about how the system works, using examples drawn from the experiences of the attorneys.

Information: (310) 553-6644.