LA Law Library celebrates Law Week this year from April 30 - May 4, 2018 by providing access to FREE legal resources
for those facing both civil and criminal legal problems.

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We encourage you to visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CLASSES to learn about the new classes,
workshops and events that are available year-round.

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Class Materials

Help with Becoming an Adult's Legal Conservator

April 30: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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Learn About Section 8 and Subsidized Housing

April 30: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Landlords & Tenants:
Evictions & Collections

April 30: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Introduction to Legal Research:
Types & Sources of Law

April 30: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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Protecting Business Advantages:
Trade Secrets & NDA's

May 1: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Access to Police Personnel Files (Pitchess Motions)

May 1: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

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MCLE: Volunteer Training: Expungement Clinic

May 1: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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MCLE: Volunteer Training: Family Preparedness Workshop

May 1: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Does Your Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

May 2: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Civil Lawsuit Basics: Complaints & Answers

May 3: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

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MCLE: Courts v. Legislators: Who Prevents Redistricting Abuse?

May 3: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Appeals: Avoiding Technical & Procedural Mistakes

May 3: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Appeals: Making Your Case & Persuading the Court

May 3: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Landlord-Tenant: Where You Begin

May 4: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Individualized Help with Unpaid Traffic Tickets

May 4: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Event Registration

Monday, April 30, 2018

How to Become an Adult's Legal Conservator

10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Class provides basic assistance to those without a lawyer interested in filing for a conservatorship to help an adult who cannot care for him or herself.

Learn About Section 8 and Subsidized Housing

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learn about low-income housing assistance programs and services available to tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

Landlords & Tenants: Evictions & Collections

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

An overview of the tenant eviction process, including termination notices and the laws and collections procedures.

Introduction to Legal Research: Types & Sources of Law

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Learn about the different types of law created by each branch of government, why each is important, and how to use them to research legal issues.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Torrance Courthouse

Ask A Lawyer Day

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LA Law Library Torrance Branch hosts South Bay Bar Association’s annual "Ask A Lawyer" Program.

Proving Innocence & Other Post-Conviction Relief

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn how the law can help those wrongfully convicted of crimes, how to get a case back into court after appeals, and what resources are available to help.

Access to Police Personnel Files (Pitchess Motions)

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Learn how to access police personnel files in criminal and civil cases, including the basics of making Pitchess motions.

Protecting Business Advantages: Trade Secrets
& NDAs

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

As a business owner, you try to do things that set you apart. In this class, learn how to protect your trade secrets and information that gives your business an edge.

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Volunteer Training: Expungement Clinic

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Learn how to assist community members restart their lives and re-enter the workforce by clearing their criminal records -- and get inspired to volunteer at a future clinic!

Book Discussion: City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium
& the Birth of Modern
Los Angeles

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join the discussion of City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium & the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform our city.

Help With Clearing Criminal Records

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free legal assistance in filing a petition to clear a criminal record. Interested individuals should call (800) 399 – 4529 to be pre-screened for the clinic. Eligible candidates will be seen by appointment ONLY.

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Volunteer Training: Family Preparedness Workshop

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to assist undocumented parents prepare for deportation and the possibility of separation from their children -- and stay to volunteer at the clinic!

Could Immigration Laws Separate Your Family? Prepare in Advance

6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Provides undocumented immigrant parents with steps to prepare for the possibility of separation from their children. Free legal assistance with Caregiver’s Affidavit also provided.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Does Your Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to determine if your insurance policy provides coverage for natural disasters, how to make a claim and how to deal with your insurance company.

Workplace Sexual Harassment:
Know Your Rights

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The headlines have opened a national dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace. Learn about employee rights and employer responsibilities from employment law experts.

West Covina Public Library

Webcast: Does Your Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join us at West Covina Public Library and watch a live-stream of this popular program. Learn how to determine if your insurance policy provides coverage for natural disasters, how to make a claim and how to deal with your insurance company..

Torrance Superior Court

Webcast: Does Your Insurance Cover Natural Disasters?

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join us at Torrance Superior Court and watch a live-stream of this popular program. Learn how to determine if your insurance policy provides coverage for natural disasters, how to make a claim and how to deal with your insurance company..

Torrance Superior Court

Webcast: Workplace Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Please join us at Torrance Superior Court and watch a live-stream of this popular program. The headlines have opened a national dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace. Learn about employee rights and employer responsibilities from employment law experts.

Talk to a Lawyer Online!

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Speak to a Legal Aid lawyer about family law proceedings relating to victims of domestic violence or housing matters during teleconferencing hours. Appointment required.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Abuse of Power: A Global Law Phenomenon?

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This presentation will compare the different ways the United States and other countries utilize separation of powers among branches of government to prevent any one branch from exercising complete control or tyranny over its citizens.

Torrance Courthouse

Civil Lawsuit Basics: Making and Opposing Motions

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

An experienced attorney will provide basic rules and tips on how to request or oppose requests for an order from a judge (i.e., “motions”).

Civil Lawsuit Basics: Complaints & Answers

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Provides basic information on how to prepare and respond to complaints in civil lawsuits in California courts.

Appeals: Avoiding Technical & Procedural Mistakes

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Clerks of the California Courts of Appeal teach how to appeal from a trial judge’s decision and avoid procedural pitfalls.

Appeals: Making Your Case & Persuading the Court

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn the rules and requirements and get tips on how to draft the most effective appellate briefs for California state courts.

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Courts v. Legislators: Who Prevents Redistricting Abuse?

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Should legislators be allowed to draw districts to advantage one political party over the other? Does this infringe on constitutional rights, and what should courts do about it?

Reception:
Music & Art Celebration

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Everyone’s invited! Music, art and delectable delights fill the room at LA Law Library at the 2018 Law Week opening celebration.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Civil Rights Violations:
Filing a Lawsuit

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who can sue for civil rights violations? Learn how to determine if you have a civil rights claim, where and how to file.

Landlord-Tenant:
Where You Begin

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Make your legal journey easier and more successful by learning about essential rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, and resources available to help with rental property issues.

Torrance Courthouse

Webcast: Landlord-Tenant:
Where You Begin

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us at the Torrance Self Help Center and watch a live webcast of this popular program. Make your legal journey easier and more successful by learning about essential rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, and resources available to help with rental property issues.

Van Nuys Public Library

Lawyers in the Library

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free 20-minute consultations, featuring volunteer attorneys from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. No reservations or appointments necessary

Individualized Help Writing an Appellate Brief

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to write a better appellate brief. Volunteer attorneys will provide one-on-one assistance with brief-writing. Referral required.

How to Talk to a Lawyer

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This class is designed to make communicating and working with a lawyer easier and more effective. Taught by a lawyer with significant family law experience.

Lawyers in the Library featuring volunteer attorneys from Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free 20 minute consultations with volunteer attorneys. No reservations or appointments necessary. Featuring volunteer attorneys from Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA).

Individualized Help with Unpaid Traffic Tickets

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to deal with unpaid traffic tickets. Volunteer attorneys will provide basic information and one-on-one assistance.

Future of Policing: Roundtable Discussion

2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Dialogue on the Future of Policing: engage in small group discussions to exchange ideas and build mutual trust between community and law enforcement.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Each year, LA Law Library joins the celebration of Law Day with an entire week of FREE classes, clinics, and events. Established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day events are conducted each May 1 across the country to help youth and adults understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice. Every year since 1958 the president of the United States has issued a Law Day proclamation recognizing the importance of this day. Celebrations on this special day and throughout the entire week underscore how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.
Every year a new theme is chosen to spotlight a particular aspect of the rule of law or legal process and how it affects our daily lives. This year the theme for Law Day 2018 is “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.” The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity. Our Law Day celebration will include a panel discussion on the extent to which separation of powers apply to redistricting abuse. Should legislators be allowed to draw districts to advantage one political party over the other? Does this infringe on constitutional rights, and what should courts do about it?
LA Law Library has an entire week of FREE programs lined up, both for lawyers (MCLE) and the general public. These will include a “Lawyers in the Library” event where patrons can receive free legal advice from volunteer lawyers, a panel of distinguished scholars discussing the constitutional rights of immigrants, and many other classes, clinics, and events.
From the East: Take the I-10 W, continue on San Bernardino Fwy follow signs for US 101/Los Angeles, merge onto Hwy 101 N/US-101N, Take Spring Street exit, turn right onto N. Spring Street, turn right onto W. 1st St.

From the North/Pasadena: Head west toward I-210W, merge onto I-210 W, keep right to continue on CA-2 S, follow signs for Los Angeles, follow signs for Intersatte 5 S/Los Angeles and merge onto I-5 S, take the Pasadena Fwy exit toward California 110 S/Los Angeles, merge onto US-66 W, take the exit toward I-5 S, merge onto highway 101 S/US-101 S, take the Broadway exit, turn right onto North Broadway, turn right onto W 1st Street.

From the South: take the CA-55 N, take the exit onto I-5 N toward Santa Ana, continue onto Hwy 101 N/US-101 N, take the Spring Street exit, turn right onto N Spring Street, turn right onto W 1st Street.

From the West: take the Santa Monica Fwy I-10 E, take the exit on the left onto CA-110 N/State 110 N toward Pasadena, Take the 6th St/9th St exit towardDowntown/Convention Center/Figueroa St, Follow signs for 4th St and merge onto W 4th St, Turn left onto S Olive St, Turn right onto W 1st St.
Yes. However, there a number of convenient parking options available near LA Law Library. For more information on parking options available, please visit Parkopedia: http://en.parkopedia.com/.
Yes! We are conveniently located one block east of “Civic Center” Red-Line Station!
Yes, all events during Law Week are FREE to attend.
Yes, all events are open to the public.
Yes, there are three classes that offer MCLE credit. To see the MCLE classes, please click http://www.lalawlibrary.org/MCLE
Unfortunately, childcare is not available at these events.
Most classes require reservations but walk-ins will also be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis dependent upon availability.

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Games

You've Got Trivia:
LAW EDITION

How much do you know about the Law? Check to see in this fun, fast-paced trivia game. Are you a Trivia God?

Human Rights Exercise

This matching exercise raises awareness of human rights violations occurring around the world, while educating participants about the various international legal provisions that protect individuals against such violations.

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Ballot Box

This online educational game is designed to explore the evolution of voting rights in the United States and the impact it may have had on key presidential elections.

Videos

Overcoming Adversity

This video focuses on sharing the stories of individuals who have overcome significant barriers to achieve success. It is our hope that hearing and seeing these stories come alive will inspire individuals to overcome whatever barriers they face in order to make a difference in society.

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in LA Law Library's Law Week Celebration, which will be taking place April 30 - May 4, 2018.

We are located at:
301 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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For more information, please call 213.784.7379.


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