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National Bar Association Know Your Rights

The National Bar Association cares deeply for our community. Our members have prepared informational videos so that our citizens have a better understanding of their rights. Our goal is for our family, friends and neighbors to avoid unnecessary pitfalls and missteps, victimization due to misinformation and to positively and effectively exercise their constitutional rights to improve their lives and our communities. Please share our video in your communities including schools, churches, community centers and other comparable groups.

Predatory Lending

This video is for informational purposes only and not intended to be legal advice. It is a tool to help citizens be more responsible when making financial decisions. With regard to lending (for example, home, auto and consumer), the associated contracts can be onerous and contain unfair business terms. In addition, when our debts far exceed our ability to pay, we encourage our community to cautiously navigate our bankruptcy laws.

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    Voting Rights

    This video is information, not legal advice, to help citizens understand the importance of the right to vote and why voting matters. Our intention is to ensure that those in our community are registered, ready and prepared to vote. There should be no obstacle to exercising the right to vote and this video provide guidance to protect your ability to vote.

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    Partner with us, Save our communities

    The National Bar Association wants to partner with you and your community organizations to ensure our communities know their rights. Police encounters, predatory lending, voting disenfranchisement and various forms of harassment disproportionately impact historically disadvantaged groups, especially Black lives. The National Bar Association has over 60,000 lawyers in our Nation and an affiliate chapter near you and ready to work together with you to educate our neighbors on basic rights and protocols that can make a difference and change and even possibly save a live. We ask you to lead and contact us to arrange a “Know Your Rights” program in your community.

    Police Encounters

    This video is information, not legal advice, to help citizens navigate police interactions. The content will assist our community to safely interact with the police. Our intention is for you to be better prepared to handle police inquiries, to better understand key rights and to avoid unnecessary searches. We hope that the video aids in minimizing the stress, tension and length of police engagement. We want you to make it home!

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    Sexual Harassment

    This video is information, not legal advice, to help citizen identify, avoid and where necessary, navigate sexual harassment in the workplace. Our intention is to help our community understand how to conduct themselves in the workplace and avoid interactions that result in actual or perceived sexual harassment. We want those who are victims of sexual harassment to be empowered to respond and address such inappropriate and illegal conduct.

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