St. Mary’s University will host its first virtual People’s Law School via Zoom at 9 a.m. on May 1.

On Law Day, St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Pro Bono Program and the San Antonio Bar Foundation will offer a variety of presentations on topics from tenants’ rights to immigration law. Speakers will focus on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and Winter Storm Uri on residents’ lives.

“Perhaps as much as any point in its 27-year history, People’s Law School will resemble the law school classroom,” said Greg Zlotnick, St. Mary’s University director of pro bono programs, in a press release, referring to many law schools’ shift to online courses in 2020. “As our community begins to emerge from a series of historic challenges brought about by a global pandemic, a devastating winter storm and ever-changing immigration policies, we look forward to virtually convening legal practitioners to safely empower our community with useful legal information.”

The free public event will feature a series of 30-minute presentations, followed by five-minute breaks.

Local attorneys will share their expertise during 30-minute sessions on a variety of topics, including wills, protective orders, tenants’ rights, immigration, and consumer protection.

For those unable to attend on May 1, sessions will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

For more information on the People’s Law School and to register, go to the San Antonio Bar Association’s People’s Law School webpage.