Raleigh Lawyer Stresses the Need of Public Education on Legal Rights

Raleigh, North Carolina (September 12, 2013) – Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, a legal firm that represents and assists people seeking a Raleigh lawyer, stresses the importance of public education on legal rights, especially for young people. They believe that it is important for minors and their guardians to understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to protect themselves from abuses.

According to Howard Kurtz, founding partner of Kurtz & Blum, PLLC authorities sometimes take advantage of the ignorance of young people about legal matters. For instance, there are school administrators who turn disciplinary problems over to the justice system. Offenses that were previously dealt with internally, like fights between students, are now handled by the police instead of being simply punished by short suspensions or detention. Kurtz & Blum, PLLC believes this only creates a hostile educational environment that makes it harder for students to learn.

“Although police intervention may be appropriate in some cases, sending a couple of 12-year-olds who got into a shoving match on campus to juvenile court is not in any way, shape, or form something that we at Kurtz & Blum support,” states Kurtz. For the benefit of parents and students, the firm directs them to resources, such as free training provided by Legal Aid of North Carolina, that help them understand their legal rights. Additionally, the firm offers free initial consultations to answer various questions about the law and advise potential clients of their options.

Founded by Atty. Howard A. Kurtz and Atty. Seth A. Blum, who have over 40 years of combined trial experience, the practice is one of the most trusted Raleigh law firms that focus on criminal defense, family law, DWI (driving while impaired), personal injury, traffic law and professional malpractice.

They have been established since 1998 and are a proud member of various lawyer organizations, like the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. They also have a BV Distinguished® evaluation from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.

Interested parties who need to discuss a case or want timely advice on legal matters may fill out and submit a contact form. They may also browse Frequently Asked Questions on the website or simply call 919-832-7700.

About Kurtz & Blum, PLLC

One of the top Raleigh law firms, Kurtz & Blum, PLLC is composed of trial lawyers who provide legal assistance and representation inside and outside the courtroom. They help in criminal defense cases involving DWI, misdemeanors and felonies. They also assist in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and property division, as well as in personal injury cases and traffic law. They extend their legal services to people throughout Wake County and North Carolina.