What You Should Know Commercials
The Allegheny County Bar Association introduced the What You Should Know commercials in November 2007. Each commercial provides a legal tip to the general public. The commercials are another way for the bar association to provide valuable legal information to the residents of Allegheny County and surrounding areas. The commercials cover a variety of legal issues, including: wills and living wills, signing a contract, searching for an attorney, posting information on the Internet, protection from abuse orders, and buying a car "as is." Additional commercials covering other areas will be produced in the future. Plans are for the commercials to air on both television and radio.
View the turning 18 commercial.
Turning 18 means that you can vote and sign contracts, but it also means that you will be treated like an adult in a court of law. Visit 18andthelaw.org for more information.
View the DUI commercial.
Just because you feel fine to drive after a few drinks doesn't mean you should. Get pulled over for a traffic violation, you can get a DUI or worse, you could hurt or kill someone.
View the bullying commercial.
When young children make fun of each other, it sometimes can lead to bullying. Let's teach our children the difference between a good joke and a bad one, and why making fun of others is wrong.
View the foreclosure commercial.
If you are threatened with a foreclosure you may qualify for home owners emergency assistance or loss mitigation programs. It is important that you seek assistance as early as possible.
View the living will commercial.
In Pennsylvania you have the legal and ethical right to make your own decisions about your health care. A living will enforces your decisions if you become too ill to communicate.
View the cosigning loans commercial.
If you cosign a loan for someone you are also promising to pay the debt. You can be sued for non-payment and your credit could be damaged. Read the terms of any agreement before signing.
View the Internet commercial.
Be careful what you post on the internet. You could be held legally responsible for inappropriate postings and the information or photos may come back to haunt you.
View the property line commercial.
Before doing outside work like cutting over-hanging tree branches make sure you know your exact property line. A lot of problems can be avoided by talking to your neighbor first.