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VIDEOTAPES AT LIBRARY EXPLAIN SOME LEGAL ISSUES FOR LAYMEN

The Niagara Falls Public Library has received nine 30-minute videotapes from the New York Bar Association that describe various facets of the law.

They are available in the Audiovisual Department.

All of the tapes feature discussions with legal experts who reduce legal terminology to understandable terms for non-lawyers.

The tapes were originally prepared by the State Bar's Committee on Courts and the Community and are designed to provide useful information so that New York residents can make informed decisions when they believe they may have a legal problem that needs to be resolved.

The videotapes are on the following topics:

Matrimonial Law;

The Americans with Disabilities Act;

Consumer Affairs;

Trusts and Estates Law, which includes estate planning, living wills and health care proxies;

Civil Rights Legislation;

County, District and Civil Courts, emphasizing Small Claims;

Social Security

Child Abuse, identifying, reporting and preventing;

Elder Law.

The library also offers a computer with Internet connections, with access to the State Bar's Web site: http://www.nysba.org/public/public.html.