LA Law Library celebrated National Pro Bono Week again this year October 24-30, 2015 by providing access to FREE legal resources for those facing civil legal problems that affect basic living conditions such as housing, government benefits, family safety and consumer debt.

During this week long event more than 2000 people attended classes, events and workshops.

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.

Please check back here frequently for exciting details on next year’s events.

Below is an interview that took place during the event with NTD Global TV Network.

NTD Global TV Network Interview


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pro Bono Week Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an inspiring art display from Piece by Piece and a swinging performance by Gary Greene and his Big Band of Barristers.
Light refreshments served.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Public Legal Service Fair

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn what no cost and low cost legal services are available. The Fair will feature booths and presentations on a wide range of topics.

For additional information on the FREE services, classes and workshops taking place, please click the "Read More" button below.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

How to Become an Adult's Legal Conservator

CORRECTION: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Learn about conservatorships in California and how to file for a Probate conservatorship without attorney representation.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Overcoming Bias in Medical-Legal Partnerships

Previously named: Ethical Considerations in Medical-Legal Partnerships

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Medical/Legal Partnership attorneys will discuss how to overcome bias to improve health and legal outcomes for vulnerable clients.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour Elimination of Bias credit.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Making Motions for Summary Judgment in Federal Court

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Motions for Summary Judgment are frequently used in Federal Court to dismiss a case before trial. Learn how to file, argue and oppose a Motion for Summary Judgment.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Landlord-Tenant Law: Rights, Responsibilities, Discrimination & Section 8

12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
A detailed overview of a landlord’s rights and responsibilities. This class also provides landlords and tenants with an overview of the federal and state subsidized housing laws, including Section 8 assistance. Federal and state fair housing laws, discriminatory housing practices and how to prevent housing discrimination will also be covered.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Free Legal Research on the Internet

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This class introduces free and low cost websites for researching California and federal law.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Probate Basics

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Learn about the process to probate a decedent’s estate in California and basic estate administration practices and procedures.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Brown Act: California's Open Government Law

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.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.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Domestic Violence in Family Law Cases

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
Family law practitioners will hear practice tips and learn about the legal technicalities involved when domestic violence allegations are made.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Training for Expungement Clinic Volunteers

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Train to volunteer at a future LAFLA expungement clinic! Learn to assist our community members with cleaning up their criminal records.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Conservatorship Petition Preparation Clinic

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

Prepare your petition documents on a user friendly interactive computer program with assistance of Bet Tzedek volunteers.

Appointment Required - Please contact Bet Tzedek at 323-939-0506.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Civil Lawsuit Basics: Vacating Defaults and Setting Aside Mistakes

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

Mistakes happen in civil lawsuits. Learn about civil procedures for setting aside defaults and other mistakes in California state courts.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Representing Yourself in the California Court of Appeal

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

Learn how to appeal a trial court judge’s decision from clerks at the California Court of Appeals.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

SoCal Pro Bono Managers' National Pro Bono Celebration and CLE Event

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

In an effort to expand the pool and availability of pro bono resources, two concurrent sessions will be held on pro bono opportunities for non-litigators and cross-cultural competency.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Discussion - Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Book Discussion – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Individual Counseling on Debt, Foreclosure and Fraud

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Free legal advice about credit card debts, bill collectors, foreclosure, consumer fraud and other consumer issues. If you are a person of low income – then talk to an attorney for FREE!

Advanced registration required – No walk-ins. Please contact Public Counsel at 213.385.2977 ext. 703 to determine if your income level and matter qualify for free legal services.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Settlement Best Practices

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

Over 90% of cases settle, but most law schools don't teach you how that works in the real world. Learn best practices involved in reaching settlement.

MCLE Credit: 1 hour general MCLE credit.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Understanding Criminal Court Process and Terminology

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

Understanding the Criminal Court Process and Terminology – an overview of the process from arrest through post trial appeal.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Know Your Rights When Interacting With Police

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

Learn what to do when confronted by police and witnessing police interactions. Covers civil rights and police responsibilities.

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For press inquiries please contact Jaye Steinbrick at 213-785-2515.
To read the Pro Bono Week press release, please click here.

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.