LA Law Library will be celebrating National Pro Bono Week again this year by providing access to FREE legal resources for those facing civil legal problems that affect basic living conditions such as housing, family safety and consumer debt.

Classes fill up fast. Register today to reserve your seat! You must check in 15 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to the waiting list and walk-in attendees.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Fair brings together legal aid organizations, government agencies, social services and community-based groups to provide free services, information and classes for the public. All workshops, classes and services are free and open to the public.

Pre-registration for classes will end at 11:59 p.m. the day before the class. You are welcome to come to the library without a registration on the day of any program, but we may not be able to seat you!

Citizenship Assistance Workshop

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free legal assistance with citizenship application (N-400) preparation. Call 888-839-8682 to register.

Lawyers in the Library

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Free 20 minute consultations with volunteer attorneys featuring the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers. No reservations or appointments necessary.

The Brown Act: California’s Open Government Law

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

This class will cover the basics of California’s “sunshine law” which requires local government agencies to be open and public in the conduct of the people’s business. Topics include: which agencies must comply; what constitutes a meeting; posting agendas and providing notice; closed sessions and enforcement.

Free Legal Assistance Preparing U-Visa Applications

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop presents information about the U Visa process and provides free assistance preparing the U Visa application forms.

Child Custody, Support and Visitation

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Legal experts will provide information about child custody and visitation in family law cases, including what the court looks at in creating and modifying orders for custody and visitation.

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities:
It’s the Law!

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Housing providers, advocates and renters learn about how the law protects tenants with disabilities from discrimination and gives them rights to reasonable accommodations that ensure equal access to stable housing.

Piece by Piece Mosaic Workshop

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Express your creativity by joining the artisans of Piece by Piece in creating a unique mosaic using recycled materials!

How to Find the Right Lawyer or Legal Service

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to find a lawyer who has the right expertise and fits your budget. Finding free legal help through legal clinics is also covered.

Volunteer Advocates for Children in Foster Care

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer advocate to help improve the lives of children in foster care? Do you want to learn how CASAs help reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect?

Caring for Parents: Plans and Powers of Attorney

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

Planning long-term care for parents or loved ones is challenging. Learn about the legal tools and paperwork, placement issues and payment options involved.

Taller de Preparacion Para Juicio de Ley de Familia

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Orientación sobre cómo prepararse para un juicio de divorcio o paternidad en la Corte Superior del Condado de Los Ángeles.

How to Talk to a Lawyer

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

Brief Writing Basics for Non-Lawyers

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

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

Immigration Enforcement (ICE): Be Prepared!

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

Do you know what rights you have if you encounter or are questioned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? Learn how foreign nationals and their families can prepare.

Stay Out of Court! Mediation Workshop

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Learn how voluntary mediation can be used to resolve disputes and avoid going to court.

Tools for Assisting Victims of Elder Abuse

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The presentation will discuss the various forms of elder abuse and cover legal tools and remedies to address elder abuse.

Working with a
Lawyer on a Budget

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Learn how to hire a limited services lawyer to provide legal assistance to help you represent yourself.

Section 8 and
Subsidized Housing

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

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

Special Education Rights: How to Get Assistance

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

This course provides a basic understanding of special education rights and services available in California and reviews basic advocacy strategies to help students and parents get the support and assistance they need.

Proving Innocence and Other Post-Conviction Relief

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn about the remedies available to those wrongfully convicted of crimes, plus other types of post-conviction relief such as pardons.

Writs: How to Challenge Government Agency Decisions

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The process for challenging decisions made by state and local agencies is different from other kinds of lawsuits. Learn about the process.

Immigration Law:
Know Your Rights!

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Overview of the immigration system in the U.S. with an emphasis on the rights of individuals in raids or other encounters with law enforcement.

Fair Housing:
Who Is Protected & What You Need to Know

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Whether you are a tenant, landlord, or advocate, learn about how the law prohibits the denial of housing to a person because of his or her membership in one or more protected classes.

Need Affordable Housing? Learn About LIHTC as an Option

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Learn how to find and apply for affordable housing created by Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and what rights and protections apply.

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LA Law Library does not provide legal advice: LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

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