Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, will host a Maine Community Law Center Series of workshops, free and open to the public, at which attorneys will present information on subjects of interest to many citizens. All the sessions take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room 3.  

On March 7, in “Divorce After 50,” Jaqueline Moss, Esq., will discuss challenges that frequently arise for people divorcing or separating later in life: significant financial dislocation, and effects on the couple’s adult children.  

On May 2, in “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” William Z. Adams, Esq. will give an overview of assorted issues that may surface, whether a couple was married with children and property, “life partners,” or simply dating, with no children or property. The talk will include different tools that may help to resolve issues, and where to get started.

On August 1, in “Immigration: Fact versus Fiction,” Karen Bay Fox, Esq. will present information about the immigration process. People are invited to come with questions about what they have heard (Do refugees get free cars? Does marrying a U.S. citizen automatically get you a “green card”? Answer to both: no). The talk will include recent changes to the legal landscape, and ways people can make a positive local impact. 

On October 10, “They Can’t Do That! Can They?,” Star Bergh, J.D. will discuss people’s legal rights in specific law enforcement situations, and how to respectfully assert them instead of giving them up out of confusion, pressure or fear. Subjects to be addressed include a person’s right to refuse a search, what right a person may have to record an officer, and privacy rights regarding cell phones.

For more information, visit www.portlandlibrary.com or www.mainecommunitylaw.org.